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Breastfeeding each of my kids has come with unique sacrifices, some with large learning curves and weeks of pain, but for me the gifts have out weighed the hardships each time.
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The last time he latched, I cried out in pain and saw his mouth full of blood. I knew right then I couldn't do it. I cried and cried and cried. The pain was unbearable. It pained me knowing my baby was basically starving. Instead of visiting another lactation consultant, I enlisted the help of my sister-in-law. At the time, she was exclusively pumping for my nephew after having similar issues.
When I count it up, I've nursed for two and a half years so far. It's one of the hardest commitments I've ever made, and I made it twice. At times I fantasized about quitting multiple times a day -- like desperately wanted to, mostly in the first few weeks and months. And now I'm having the hardest time giving it up.
After a short and terrifying drive, I arrived at the German hospital. I walked through the main doors, shoulders high and hunched forward hoping to conceal the freak show growing inside of my shirt. Let me explain. If it were just one big boob and one normal sized boob, I'd be okay, but by this time it looked as if three different breasts were fighting to fit into my left bra cup.