Saturday, 13 June 2009

Breastfeeding a personal triumph

This time a year ago, I was around five months pregnant, along with the usual pregnancy worries and niggles, I was really worried about breastfeeding.  It hadn't been an easy journey with Kai; I had started off feeding him fairly well, but by the time he was three weeks old, we were back in hospital due to his dramatic weight loss.  I had no option but to give him top-ups of formula.  We battled on for months and despite repeated attempts to move away from the bottles it never happened.  I found this old diary entry earlier: