Family and Peer Support While Breastfeeding

With National Breastfeeding Month coming to a close, along with Black Breastfeeding Week (Aug. 25-31, 2017), I figure that now is as good of a time as any to talk about the support that I have received over the duration of my breastfeeding journey. I am nine months postpartum, and while it seems that breastfeeding is a piece of cake for me, I still struggle every now and then with low milk supply, finding somewhere to nurse or pump in public, and just being downright too tired to pump enough milk. During my pregnancy, I was afraid that Marquis would not be as hands-on with the entire breastfeeding experience. With my mother’s lack of breastfeeding knowledge, I was afraid she would not be able to help either. I was so incredibly wrong! For me, the support while breastfeeding has been one of the top reasons why breastfeeding has been achievable.

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