Well now that I gave my little breastfeeding speech you may wonder does it get easier and the answer is a big YES!!!! It's just like with anything in life you have to put forth the effort and hard work to reap the benefits. The first few weeks are the worst and even for a couple of months you will find yourself having mini breakdowns. It's hard being your babies only source of nutrition. But I assure you if you stick it out through the rough parts you will come to a point where your baby will go longer periods between feedings and he/she will nurse alot quicker. For example Andrew is 3 months and nurses every 3-3 1/2 hours for 15-20min total. He sleeps from 8-7 at night and nurses once or twice in that period. Now all babies are different and some may still nurse more often. There is no normal when it comes to breastfeeding.
Lastly I want to close with this thought given to me by a sweet lady back home named Mrs. Sheeley: Breasts......If you ever wondered what they are there for, now you know. God designed the body so perfectly and so amazingly!! Each women's breast milk is perfectly designed for her baby and it changes as the baby grows to meet his/her needs. Even when your baby gets sick your milk will change to meet his needs. I found this out when Andrew got RSV. My milk turned extremely thin and water like and my doctor told me it was because Andrew was congested and my body knew to produce thinner milk. Hello!! Those of you who do not believe in God ....well explain that one please. And there are so many more examples, in fact I love this topic so much I may blog about more of them next time. God is sooooo AMAZING!!!
PS: Breastfeeding is one of the strongest tests of faith for a women....Yes FAITH it was very hard to swallow when I first heard this, but so true!