21 injuries every breastfeeding mum knows
Which of these did you have to endure?
You will never truly understand the complications of breastfeeding or breastfeeding woes until you experience it for yourself.
Some will leave you gritting your teeth in pain, others will etch fond memories even years after. Some are real complications of breastfeeding, some will just make you laugh.
Here are 21 breastfeeding injuries and woes only a nursing mum knows.
Hardly a complication, maybe just sore arms.
When your newborn wants boobies 12 hours straight, all day, every day. Cracked nipples, blocked ducts are all part and parcel of the complications of breastfeeding. Lather on some all natural salve, and soldier on!
Is your nipple even still there? OUCH.
Because the other one will get lonely.
Almost as though they're trying to tun a radio.
Twiddle, twiddle, twiddle. Even when they are not nursing.
See dads? Now you know how it feels!
When it is there but too far, all you got to do it reach out and yank.
You know it's clean when they are immobile babies. Toddler's feet are questionable.
No pain. Just a lot of laundry!
And now you have a hickey on your nose!
A mum's got to eat too! Don't drop the food on the baby!
Let's not even talk about where that hand was earlier on.
It's not just hair and earrings they want. Now they want hats too!
"Hey buddy, wake up soon and help mum out here." We hear you. Mastitis is very real and really hurts.
It doesn't matter if your shirt is off or not. It doesn't even matter if I'm in the right place. When I'm hungry, I'm hungry!
Just pray those hands don't immediately head to your mouth. Plus point? Improved motor skills!
Long nails and soft boob skin. Get ready for lacerations.
I just made a pooplosion mum. Here, let me help you stub out the stink.
Open up! It's dinner time mum! It doesn't hurt, well maybe just your pride when they do it in public!
Remember those long nails we mentioned earlier? Well, now you add the pinch.
Your scars will heal, the pain will go. And sadly your babies will grow up and one day stop breastfeeding. Laugh or cry through the journey – be it hair pulls, tweedling or mozzarella nipple pulls, I wouldn't exchange it for anything in the world.
Cherish it. It does come to an end.
Originally post from The Asian Parent Singapore