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Encouragement When You Feel Like Quitting Breastfeeding

I started this blog almost four years ago. Which is crazy for me to think about now. At the time I had a 7 month old, and had just been laid off from my tech job.

I had always wanted to start a blog, so I figured it was a good time to do it while I figured out my next move.

Encouragement When You Feel Like Quitting Breastfeeding

When I thought about ideas for a blog, I knew what I wanted to blog about; breastfeeding!

The reason was because a little over two years earlier, when my first baby was born, I seriously struggled to breastfeed in the beginning. Becoming a new parent and finding out how demanding breastfeeding could be was a shock to my life.

I didn't love breastfeeding at first, but I grew to love it as time went on. In fact, I became passionate about it.

The early days were hard for me. Pretty much as soon as my daughter was born I wanted to quit, and  I struggled to have my milk come in due to her being in the NICU. I had to pump to bring my milk in which seemed horrible at the time.

I spent a lot of time online back then (in 2012!) looking for answers, searching for anything that would give me hope breastfeeding was going to get easier and was something I could accomplish for my baby.

I am grateful for those blog posts and informative articles which helped me then.

I could never imagine at the time that I would go on to enjoy breastfeeding, and breastfeed two more babies.  Now that I have my own blog, I get so many comments and emails from women in those early days feeling exactly how I did back then.

To hopefully give some encouragement to those who may feel like quitting, I will offer this quote I have heard:

"never quit on your hardest day"

And I also offer some of my favorite posts about breastfeeding which may be helpful to read when you feel like you just can't get through it.

Newborn Cluster Feeding Tips

Please check out my posts offering encouragement and please let me know if you have any questions!

Newborn Cluster Feeding Tips

Cluster Feeding, Fussiness, and Newborn Babies

When Does Breastfeeding Get Easier?

If You’ve Been Breastfeeding Three Months..

Breastfeeding Benefits After 6 Months

Setting and Reaching Breastfeeding Goals




Monday 17th of February 2020

Thank you so much for this post. Not yet but soon, after comming back to my work maby I will be forced to quit breastfeeding.

All the best for all moms!


Sunday 16th of September 2018

Thank you so much for sharing

Emma Gedge

Saturday 23rd of June 2018

Thank you so much for providing this very inspiring blog. I am extremely interested on reading encouragements about breastfeeding and right parenting. This has totally helped me out a lot and have gained so much ideas. Thanks!