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20.2.12

Hooray for Boobies: Breastfeeding Meme.

I love a good meme.
I love breastfeeding,
So a meme about breastfeeding....totally up my street.
The lovely Mum2BabyInsomniac obviously knows me very well and tagged me in the meme.

1. Why did you choose boob over bottle?
Bottle was never an option, unless of course I couldn't feed or either baby didn't latch on properly. Breastfeeding just seemed right for me/us.

 2. How long did you breastfeed or are you planning to breastfeed?
I breastfed Charles until he was 18 months, and only stopped because I fell pregnant with Harry.
I plan to breastfeed Harry for as long as possible. 

3. What is the best thing about breastfeeding?
Everything. The convienience and the fact that, for us, the boob solves everything.
Tired: stick him on the boob.
Hungry: stick him on the boob.
Thirsty: stick him on the boob.
Wants a cuddle: stick him on the boob/snuggled on them.
Hurt: stick him on the boob.
I love the extra cuddles, the excuse to cosleep and the feeling as my milk comes in.
You can also get out of nights out "I can't leave the baby" or have it as an excuse to leave the room if you want to! ;-)

4. Did you have to overcome challenges on your breastfeeding journey?
Yes, Charles suffered with tongue tie which was snipped at 8 days old. Harry suffered with oral thrush for months. 

5. Who supported you the most with breastfeeding?
My husband, my mum and my nan have all been the most supportive.   


6. How did you feel when you first breastfed in public?
Nervous. I still am now sometimes. My first feed was vert discreet as I fed Charles whilst he was being carried in the Moby wrap. The next time I fed him I was with some other breastfeeding mummies (4 infact) whom I'd met on a baby forum. 

7. Have you been questioned for breastfeeding?
Not so much. People used to take the mickey and if I'd still be feeding Charles when he was 16. I used to just answer with yes and they never knew what to say back to that.

8. Has breastfeeding made you feel differently about your body?
Not really. My boobs have never been sexual for me. I'm probably more comfortable when showing professionals [doctors, midwives, breastfeeding counsellors] 

9. What do you wish you had known before making the decision to breastfeed your baby?
That it affect the clothes I wear so much, and that breastmilk stains! Although neither of these would've changed my mind and made me not choose to breastfeed.

I have no idea who to tag in this!