Breastfeeding Success Story: Triumph in the End!

Breastfeeding Success Story: Triumph in the End!“I wanted to share my story. My daughter is almost 5 months old. My water broke 4 weeks early, (but) when I went to the hospital I was only 1 cm dilated. Long story short by 30 hours of labor, my doctor said I needed to have an emergency c-section because I started to get a fever.

My daughter Adeline was born weighing 7 pounds 9 ounces which is a great size for a baby being born early. When she was born she had low blood sugar and jaundice. She was in the NICU for a week. They fed her bottle of formula which was far from what I wanted. But everyday until she got out of the hospital every three hours I would go and try breastfeeding her.

Breastfeeding Success Story: Triumph in the End!It took 5 days for my milk to finally come in. She had a good latch but became frustrated because the milk didn’t come fast like the bottle. So I would try feeding her then pump so she could get my milk instead of the formula. She stopped drinking formula after a week. And I kept trying to feed her but she only wanted the bottle. So I exclusively pumped until she was almost 2 months. About then I finally got her to feed off of me I was so excited!!! And from that point we have been exclusively breastfeeding!!

It was so hard at the beginning, but I am so glad I stuck with it!!”

Jenn, Jacksonville, FL La Leche League