When I found out I was pregnant it was the biggest shock, after suffering 5 miscarriages and being told I would need medical intervention to help me get pregnant in the future the whole pregnancy didn’t seem real at first and I must have done 50 pregnancy tests!
One thing I always knew I wanted to do was breastfeed and I set myself the goal of atleast doing it for the first 6 months I was so thankful that I had so much support, my mum my sister and my sister in law all made sure I was ready to succeed from nipple pads to the name of the best lactation consultant in the area I definitely felt like I was ready! On the 23rd July 2017 my beautiful rainbow daughter came in the world and handed to me I was so overwhelmed I didn’t even think about how to feed what to do as my Midwife had never really given me any advice, but thankfully that gorgeous baby knew exactly what to do she started rooting and latched beautifully! Because of the lack of information from my Midwife I was a complete mess when she started cluster feeding I thought my milk wasnt good enough and spent so long crying worrying not knowing if I should switch to formula I was at a complete loss. Then I was diagnosed with PND and again questioned Everything I was constantly ill my supply dipped ant I felt like I was failing. That’s when the NHS perinatal mental health service stepped in to help and were absolutely fantastic they and the support of my husband and family got me to where I am now I reached my 6 month goal and now about to hit 7 months! Yesterday I achieved something i never thought I would feeding in public by myself! If you had said to me 6 months ago that I would be doing that I never would have believed it ️