At Lunnie, we know no two breastfeeding journeys look alike. Which is why we are always listening to our Hive members to hear their experiences. We want to normalize that there is no "normal".
In that spirit, here is my Q&A:
Name: Sarah Kallile
Number of kids and ages: Lucy (almost 3) and Anna AKA Annie (7 months)
The most surprising thing about being a first-time mom is how you experience your highest highs and lowest lows. My heart never felt so full but I was also never so exhausted. It makes you wonder how parents across generations, decades, and centuries managed to care for newborns. It’s incredible!
My expectation vs. experience breastfeeding was that I knew it would be hard but, whew, it was hard AND painful. Especially the first month. I also had no clue that leaking would be a 24/7 battle. It did get easier over time and I breastfed my first daughter for 18 months. With my second daughter, the learning curve was easier but the pain and leaking were even worse initially. And, of course, I had many issues with my nursing bras. Which is why Lunnie was created.
The best piece of advice about motherhood is sleep when the baby sleeps. Seriously! The dishes and laundry can wait. Motherhood made me the master of a 20-minute power nap.