Despite nothing about her pregnancy or delivery going as planned, one anonymous woman recognizes that breastfeeding played a big part in helping to gain confidence as a mom.
However, none of this would've been possible if this mom of two didn't recognize and acknowledge how important breastfeeding was to her — and if she didn't have the courage to ask for help. Due to complications, this mom felt robbed of enjoying her third trimester filled with maternity shoots and making decisions regarding childbirth. Instead, baby Evelynn was thriving in the neonatal intensive care unit, and her mom realized that breastfeeding was the last thing left that could potentially go as she originally planned — and she was determined to make it happen, despite any kinks.
"For all you moms out there who may struggle, I would like to offer some advice: be honest and ask for help. I was honest in stating my concerns, my frustrations, and an amazing NICU nurse took the time to help me one on one," she shared on Breastfeeding Mama Talk's Facebook page. "Evelynn and I would not be where we are now with breastfeeding had I not openly shared these fears, concerns, and frustrations. The biggest step in conquering anything is being truthful and asking for help."