1) Your newborn child will take forever to nurse, sometimes more than an hour per feed, and will nurse often, sometimes every hour or two. You will worry that it’s because you aren’t producing enough milk.
2) Eventually your child will feed faster and one day your 6 month old will nurse for mere minutes before losing interest in you and your breasts. You will again worry that it’s because you aren’t producing enough milk.
3) When you are struggling through those marathon nursing sessions with your newborn, people will tell you that you will one day miss those endless hours spent feeding your baby. You won’t believe them. You will be wrong. Except for the part about worrying about the milk, that you won’t miss, because it will never stop.
4) The only thing that will ever convince you that your child is actually drinking your milk and not just using you as a pacifier is the little dribble that runs down her chin when she releases your nipple.
5) When you are starting to think about weaning your baby you will still worry about not producing enough milk. Even though the aim is to reduce the amount of milk you are making, just the thought of making less will cause you to break out in a cold sweat. It’s Pavlovian. I think. Or just messed up. Either way, you just can’t win.
Any other nursing truths you want to share?