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Breast feeding: It is hard, but worth it

Breast feeding: It is hard, but worth it

I heard the reasons for breastfeeding over and over again when I was pregnant: It provides the perfect source of nutrition, cost savings, as well as both short and long term health benefits for the mother and baby. It seemed like a no-brainier to breast feed my daughter. But I didn’t realize how difficult breast feeding can be. I felt like a failure when I had to briefly supplement with formula because Baby Girl was nursing all night but still losing weight while we were still in the hospital. When my milk finally arrived, the pain was intense. There is no way to avoid the long nights spent nursing every few hours. Even if your partner gives your little one expressed milk at...

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