BFBN Week (Topic: Breastfeeding)- How to Survive the First Few Weeks of Breastfeeding

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Today we have a guest post from Natasha, at Let’s Be Brave. This is a great post about how to survive the first few weeks of breastfeeding- which is hard. So very hard! She keeps it real and talks about everything from prioritizing things in your life, what to do about visitors, and how to learn more about breastfeeding.

Let’s face it… even though breastfeeding is “natural”, it doesn’t come easy for most of us. So reading up and getting some expert advice never hurts!

“Having a baby is such an exciting thing!!  But those first several
weeks of finding a new normal can be exhausting and overwhelming.  And if
you’re trying to breastfeed successfully, that just adds one more thing on your
plate.  Recovering from giving birth and balancing all the demands of life
plus a new baby – whew!  

I really wanted to be successful at breastfeeding my first baby so I
prioritized that over a lot of things for a few weeks.  And really, those
first few weeks (more like 5-8 weeks) I felt like I was just surviving.
Here’s how I made it through!


For those first 2 months (or as long as is realistic for you and your
family), make your baby and yourself a priority.  Do what you can to make
your life as simple as possible.  Feed your baby, feed yourself, sleep,
and don’t stress about the rest.”

Read the full post here…


This week, all of the bloggers in the Babywise Friendly Blog Network, will be sharing their ideas on the topic of breastfeeding. Here’s the full line up. I’ll be linking to each of these throughout the week:



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Hi there! I’m Katrina (aka Mama). I am a former engineer and chemistry teacher, turned stay at home mom and mom blogger. I have been blogging since 2015, and have taken my love of engineering and science, and tried to applied many of the same methods to my parenting adventure. I am not only a hard working mom and blogger, I am the author of Baby Sleep Solutions, and have more books on the way!

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