Danni & Lowell (20 months)
"I always wanted to breastfeed, but after having a C-section with Little Wolf, it became more important to me than I'd imagined. Those first few weeks as a new mum are beautiful and tough. Having hoped for a calm and peaceful home birth, the C-section was busy and exhausting instead and I wanted to make sure that it didn't affect our feeding. We had very little support in hospital, while Little Wolf latched he wasn't putting on weight as quickly as hoped. I remember sitting on the stairs crying and holding him, desperate to get him to feed 'more' or 'right' and wondering if this was the end of our breastfeeding journey at only 3 weeks old. Thankfully I had an amazing support network including a midwife and an IBCLC, who gave me some brilliant advice and helped me to relax and we got into our groove from there.
Little Wolf is now 20 months and a total boob limpet! I love the connection it gives us - it's a closeness beyond anything I've ever experienced and I am so proud that we were able to muddle through those first early weeks. Breastfeeding may not be as calm an activity as it once was - with some excellent nursing gymnastics on Little Wolf's part - but I wouldn't change it for the world. I'm hoping I can continue to offer him this safe space for a long time to come."