Nothing truly prepared me for motherhood and I have to admit breastfeeding really took me by surprise. I had this vision of myself as an earth mother, serenely breastfeeding in a white floaty dress… the reality was quite different!
In my new video I’m revealing the honest, deeply unglamorous and sometimes magical moments of my breastfeeding story. Everything from Shay’s very first suck to the nights I’d wake up in a bed soaked with milk, the nightmare that is reflux, transitioning from breast to bottle and my mixed emotions about formula… it’s all here.
Breastfeeding was a proper rollercoaster for me, emotionally and physically. I was lucky that I had help from latch consultant Geraldine Miskin (check out her book here) and I had a very understanding GP who prescribed Shay a special reflux-friendly formula called Neocate.
I’m sharing this because I want to drop the stigma about breastfeeding and bottle-feeding – being a new mum is hard enough as it is! You are the best person to decide what’s right for you and your baby.
I’d love to hear about your breastfeeding experience, so please hop over to Instagram and let’s chat.
Love, Madeleine xx
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