The Contradictory Truth About Breastfeeding

August 4, 2014 8:07 PM

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The Contradictory Truth About Breastfeeding

I wanted to tell you something pithy and sweet about breastfeeding; anything I put down just came across as insincere and trite. The truth is, nursing a child is not something easily done, or easily explained. I find the whole experience so contradictory, a few neatly packaged words aren't enough.

Breastfeeding is the most foreign natural thing I've ever done. Women's bodies were designed to feed their children. So how can nursing be so wrought with complications? Mastitis, over production, pumping, nipple shields, clogged ducts, overactive let down, thrush... I could go on. Any mom who has a...

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