Anybody out there who had a positive breastfeeding experience?

August 14th, 2013 by Emily
breastfeeding thrush
by Caitlinator

Question: Anybody out there who had a positive breastfeeding experience?
I hear all these horror stories about breastfeeding not going well, there being no milk or the baby refusing to latch all the negatives. I was just wondering has anybody here enjoyed a long and wonderful breastfeeding experience? How many of you breastfed past 6 months? Was it as bonding as you anticipated?

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Answer by Jaces Mommy. ArmyWife<3
i did gret a breast infection but aside from that it was great! no other problems and the bonding is very great i have been breastfeeing the past 4 months :D

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10 Comments on “Anybody out there who had a positive breastfeeding experience?”

  1. jen says:

    Hi there! I have had a great experience with breastfeeding, even after getting off to a rough start due to having thrush. My daughter was exclusively breastfed up until she was 6 months old and then she started having baby food. She has never had to have formula, even though I had to go back to work at just 8 weeks postpartum. I pump three times a day at work and she nurses all the time I’m home. Yes, in my experience it did feel like it enhanced bonding with me and my daughter. It was also supereasy after the first couple of months and free, of course. She is 10-months-old now and I plan to keep nursing her beyond her first birthday. (I’ll get thumbs-down for that, but that’s alright!)

  2. Mom for life! says:

    I had a great experience. The bond and the feeling that you get when you are breastfeeding is something that no one else will know. Only you and your baby. Not to mention the body naturally releases endorphins that make you feel good when you are breast feeding. It also helped to loose all my baby fat. Best thing in the world. I would do it all over again in a heart beat. i am sorry that you are hearing bad things, but please try it for yourself.

  3. вєαυтìƒυℓ*тяαɠєᗪγ™ ᗪυє 07/17/09 says:

    I had a positive breastfeeding experience. Of course the beginning was hard with dealing with sore nipples and figuring out the best way to get the best latch. It all comes to you after so long and of course the beginning is the most difficult because it takes a bit to get a cycle going and your milk to be steady. I breastfed for 15 months and I didn’t plan on it either. I started out thinking I would do it for 6 weeks and it just was SO easy and better for me that I ended up doing it for 15 months. I had such a wonderful experience I am definately going to try with this one and I figure if it works out, then it should. It doesn’t hurt to give it a try and that is how you find out if breastfeeding is for you and baby or not. Good luck!

  4. RetroChick says:

    Although breastfeeding is the most healthy way of rearing a baby, not everyone is cut out for it. I tried it with my first born child and although got the hang of it, it did not feel natural to me nor did I care for it. So I stopped. I simply cannot make myself do something if it does not feel right to me no matter how good it may be.

  5. Hayden's Mommy says:

    I breastfed for 2.5 months, but I really enjoyed the experience and boding with my son. I wish I could have done it longer! Aside from it hurting for the first week or so, it was an excellent experience and I’d recommend that every mother try it. I got Lansinoh nip cream and the pain went away – nips were a little sore/chapped, and this fixed that. Great experience though.

  6. ~*~Braden's Mommy~*~ says:

    My experience was very positive except for the diet restrictions due to my son’s allergies. He latched on perfectly first try in the hospital. My milk came in 2 days post partum and I always had plenty of milk. Ya…the first couple weeks are miserable with cracked sore nipples and all that, but it ends and gets better.

    I wouldn’t really call breastfeeding a wonderful experience, but it was not a negative one for me either. I breastfed exclusively until 6 months, then at night until 7 1/2 months. I would have went to at least a year if I weren’t working full time. Pumping just got to be too much in my car in the summer heat. It was a great bonding experience and with my next child, I will definitely do it again.

  7. Rhia B says:

    I had a really good breastfeeding experience. Although it was very painful at first, I breastfed for 12 months and I’m so glad I pushed through the pain in the beginning as it was well worth it.

  8. mommy to a princess says:

    You do hear horror stories but those are the ones that stick out in your mind. Think of the millions of women that breastfeed and have a great experience. You won’t know till you try. Good luck! And remember there is plenty of help and info out there about making breastfeeding work, especially if your having a hard time.

  9. Brittni Marie ~ Lydia’s Mama ~ says:

    Oh my yes… the begining was horrible (no one told me I could very easily run into problems) w/ sore nipples tat were cracked and bleeding… but that past and i fought through it… My baby will be 6 months in 2 weeks… and I have loved the bond soooo much!! In the begining I could wait until 6 months because that is when I had set in my head I was going to quit feeding her… but now I’m not stopping at 6 months… my next goal is a year… though the end of august I start school full-time and wont be able to pump so she will need a bottle of formula when I’m gone.. but hopefully I will still be able to breastfeed her for another 6 months… and plus I have loved not having to spend the money or effort on formula and bottles!!!

  10. the cummings says:

    i have 2 children (3 1/2 and almost 10 months) i am currently breast feeding my son and i breast fed my daughter for almost a year. i LOVED it. the bonding it so amazing and nursing babies are so cute its not even funny! breast fed babies smell less (both diapers and in general), the are generally healthier and so are the moms. plus breast feeding helps you lose the baby weight! it is amazing. the only downside i have had at all has been with my son who wouldnt take anything but the breast until this passed month, so i havent been able to leave him with anyone and he bit me recently, but it healed pretty well. i love nursing! i think i may even go passed a year with my son.

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