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September 25, 2005



Thanks to all of you for the comments. I greatly appreciate them. I'm guessing this is going to be considered one of my NOT popular posts but that's okay. It was/is very near and dear to me and that's what I try to do here- write about these that mean something to me. Again, thank you and you all SHOULD be proud because I'm sure you all have done a great job with your kiddos. ;)


Great article Jo! I know that many mothers struggle with breastfeeding and like you said, it's the love you give them that is important!

Robin P

Lillianna was born on a Friday at 4:59am. I went straight into surgery after the delivery and didn't get to see her until 12pm that day. I struggled with breastfeeding that day and the following day. Every time I had to change sides I had to call the nurse to help me. Lillianna wasn't cooperative.
Sunday at 12pm we were discharged. I struggled with feeding her all day and night. By 5am,Monday morning,I couldn't take it anymore. I called my midwife,she said to try a bottle, Lillianna sucked the bottle dry,burped and went straight to sleep.
We were no longer stressed,she was getting fed and I wasn't having an anxiety attack.
Did I fail? Hell no! Breastfeeding isn't for everyone and I have no regrets at all.


Great article, Jo! We all do the best we can with what we have. I loved breastfeeding my son, but I didn't dwell on it when it wasn't possibly with my daughter. They were both happy and well-fed, and that was what counted. I'll never get why people get so worked up over this issue.

Ana Perusquia

Wow, Jo! Your article made me feel sooo good!! I could only breastfeed my son for 15 days. Right now I've been breastfeeding my 2 month old daughter for 2 months. Thank you for your words.


Sigh you have heard my woes and triumphs according to this subject. I think you wrote a great article as usual. When people know better people do better. Breastfeeding for even one day is a great accomplishment in my book. You did great with both the article and the 2 years 9 months and 3 days you gave your babies mama milk ;)


You did awesome Jo! We can only aim ourselves with knowledge, and do the best we can. To be able to breastfeed your children at all means that you have given them a very special gift.
Be proud mama, you done good! :)

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