First name: Teddi
Number of kids and ages: 2 kids, 2 years and 3 months
The most surprising thing about being a first-time mom is how time consuming breastfeeding is.
My expectation vs. experience breastfeeding was I thought it would be a natural process, my body would take over, and I would feel super connected to my child. But my body doesn't make that much milk and it ended up being a ton of work.
The best piece of advice about motherhood is if something you think you have to do is stressing you out, find a solution. I'm a better mom when I'm not stressed out. For me, that was supplementing my children's food with formula. It made me enjoy breastfeeding more because I felt a little more freedom.