“ I was suddenly hit with a high fever, and my breast turned bright red, I knew immediately to go to the emergency room. I was sent to a breast surgeon, and put under to remove an abscess that covered 50% of my left breast. “
Julie had breast reduction surgery before she had children when she was young and did not think about how it would affect breastfeeding in the future. Julie went on to have three, very different breastfeeding experiences, ALL of which can help other moms on their journeys' Julie dealt with low supply and mastitis among other challenges.
The pain that I experienced in one breast when Emily was first born due to her eating so much was excruciating. I remember my husband would bring her into the nursery, change her and then hand her to me. He would stay in the room with me and clench my hand as Emily latched to my very painful breast.
No matter how many children you have each experience is unique in its own. Breastfeeding can and will be different with each baby. While you as mom may know what you are doing, this new little one may need time, patience and even help to get it right. Relax, keep faith and have lots of patience is key!