I hear lots of women say ‘no one ever told me it would be this hard’ when they become mothers. I don’t think that’s true. Everyone tells you. In fact, no one tells you being a mother is easy. The difference is between theory and practice:
You can know that something will be hard, but when it actually happens nothing can prepare you for the reality of it.
Breastfeeding is no exception. Everyone tells you that it is hard, at least to start with and that it doesn’t happen for everyone and that’s okay.
I knew it would be hard, but I was not prepared for the reality of just how hard it would be.