Breastfeeding is beautiful, right? Well, breastfeeding can be hard too. District Baby (and Dad) and I have had quite the journey, and at five months we finally have things figured out. It doesn’t involve much breastfeeding anymore, but DB is healthy and that is what matters. We have used nipple shields, seen lactation consultants, had a lip & tongue-tie corrected, struggled with bottles, and fed with a tube (Supplemental Nursing System, for those of you familiar with the term). I feel like if there’s a hurdle we’ve been through it.
District Baby was extremely fussy as a new baby. I had heard dairy could upset their stomachs, so I would try a day without dairy here and there and when it didn't work I figured it wasn't our issue and went back to my pizza. (Hint: It was our issue)