A mom writes in asking for advice about breastfeeding. She says she did not breastfeed her first child due to personal preference. She is due to give birth to her second child this fall and is thinking she may want to give breastfeeding a try. The thing is, she is concerned and worried it may hurt. She asks the Mamas Uncut community what breastfeeding is like: Does it hurt? What is the first feeding like? The first month? Check out some of the community’s helpful first-time breastfeeding advice below.
A mom writes in asking for advice about breastfeeding. She says that she recently had her third child. Unfortunately, she has not been producing enough milk to continue breastfeeding exclusively. Her husband, however, is pressuring her to continue breastfeeding without the aid of formula. This mom wants to know how she can convince her husband to change his tune so that she can do what’s best for the baby.
A mom writes in asking for advice about breastfeeding with pierced nipples. This mom says this is her second baby, but her first since she got her nipples pierced, and she is wondering if the community has any tips, tricks, or other advice for breastfeeding with such piercings. The community provides some valuable feedback below.
A mom writes in asking for advice about smoking marijuana while breastfeeding. She says her mother-in-law brought a concern to light about this mom’s (the OP’s) brother-in-law’s wife. Her MIL caught this woman smoking marijuana at her house, even though she is currently breastfeeding a baby. Both the OP and her MIL are concerned about the baby and wondering if they should say something, and if so, what?
Breastfeeding can be a rewarding experience and another great opportunity to bond with your baby throughout the day. That doesn’t mean it’s simple by any means, though. The breastfeeding process can pose challenges to even the most confident mom that can make you ask, “What am I doing?!” You might not produce enough milk, you might have trouble with latching or you might be overwhelmed by the idea of breastfeeding in public.
A mom writes in asking for advice about her 8-month-old baby. She says her baby still wakes up three times a night, and the only thing that will get her back to sleep is breastfeeding/nursing. This mom says her daughter eats (solid food) at about 6 every night, is put down for sleep around 7:30, but wakes up three times a night and needs to nurse in order to fall back asleep. This mom is tempted to start the switch to formula to see if that helps change this behavior, but she doesn’t want to give up breastfeeding just yet, if possible.
A mom writes in asking for advice about breastfeeding. She says her 5-week-old baby, who has been breastfed since birth, recently started getting severe stomach pains and gas and acts as if he’s still hungry immediately after a feeding. Her supply is not an issue, but she is wondering if maybe her diet is affecting things. She is concerned her baby is not getting the proper nutrients to need and is wondering if she should supplement with formula.