I always find stories about mothers overcoming obstacles in breastfeeding fascinating and heartwarming. Because it takes courage, focus, and commitment to do it. And also a strong will to weather all sorts of comments from naysayers.
Li Za is one of the examples. Her story might not be perfect for breastfeeding advocates but hey life is not perfect.
As long as you do your very best to breastfeed your baby no matter what happens, this is already a success story in itself, at least to me.
It doesn’t really matter whether Li Za wrote this story during World Breastfeeding Week or not. What’s more important is how she overcame challenges of all kinds in breastfeeding her firstborn.
Among the problems she faced:
- Total exhaustion after delivery
- Producing not enough milk
- Guilt of not giving breast milk but formula
- How she turned from 60% formula to fully breast milk
- No nursing room when she started work
If you are at the brink of giving up breastfeeding without valid medical reasons, go read the story and be inspired. I hope this story makes you feel better because you’re not alone in facing these problems.