15“I Felt Like I Had Become A Bottomless Buffet…”

Janelle P. said confessed that she was astounded when she realized how much her newborn baby ate.

“Of course, I knew that babies eat a lot; however, I didn’t realize how much ‘a lot’ meant. I felt like I had become an all-you-can-eat buffet! I felt like my little girl was

on my breast 24 hours a day. And, when she wasn’t nursing, I was pumping. There was always something attached to my breast."

"One day, as I was pumping, I looked down at my breasts, at the contraption that was attached to them, and I just started crying. I had no idea that feeding a newborn was going to be so involved and so intense. I cried because I was overwhelmed and because, quite frankly, in that moment, I felt like I couldn’t take it anymore. Of course, I got through it, but breastfeeding was definitely one of the most challenging things for me.”

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