Well Finnegan had his first official hospital stay. I guess he decided things were getting too dull around here-and pneumonia got the best of us! But he is doing better, we are so grateful for a short stay and oh so happy to be home. 💙💙 #finning
Leonardo Rio an hour after he came to the world.
What a memory!
It was such an empowering and transformative home birth, that made me wanted to get pregnant again very soon, but I have to admit that I was not prepared for what came next.
My breastfeeding journey wasn’t easy at the beginning.
The mother is left alone with her tiny baby both trying to figure out what apparently is very natural. The first latch was magical, baby Leo already knew what to do and my midwife showed me how to position the baby and feed him properly. He was so small and fragile that I was almost scared to hold him.
Day after day my nipples started to hurt so badly and I had blisters and pain every time he would latch on. I tried everything, nipple cream, breast milk... and I went to a breastfeeding group which turned out to be very helpful. I healed in about two weeks.
I learned the baby’s cues and different breastfeeding positions, but I wasn’t obsessed about his weight, my instinct told me that he was growing strong and healthy.
He was eating whenever he felt like and I was ok with it, this is in my view what motherhood is about.
The best part was being in bed with him for hours, feeding him and watching him falling asleep at my breasts. No, I didn’t move him to the crib, I kept him as close as possible and I’m still doing that for as long as I can.
I’m now almost 9 months into my breastfeeding journey and although we introduced solids with a baby led weaning approach, I’m not planning to stop breastfeeding anytime soon. 🤱🏼💞🤱🏼