April 26, 2018

Liquid Gold

Liquid gold aka breast milk is a term you hear a lot around the Conlon household these days. The name was coined by my husband in the hospital when we learned how quickly it would stop Lucas from crying. However, even though it is usually the cure to stop that sweet little cry, breastfeeding has also been one of the most stressful things for me as a mom. At the beginning, I dreaded feeding him. I know that sounds awful, but it was not that pretty picture experience everyone shares. I dreaded when the clock struck that three hour feeding time because usually it was a disaster. Of course, I thought it was me and I was doing something wrong. I found myself in the middle of the night googling youtube videos, article on how to “properly” do it, using items like a breast feeding boppy pillow, but nothing was really helping. Finally, I went to a lactation specialist for help. After she watched our feeding she was in shock about the major major over supply of milk I had and how it was basically drowning him. This is a great “problem” to have, but even though it was a good thing, it had its own challenges. Lucas was either choking which lead to crying (screaming to be exact) or eating too much to0 fast which lead to projectile milk spit up. We both would be covered in milk and it typically ended with him not getting enough milk leading […]