We cheer “Breastfeeding! Yay!” on social media, and around our female friends with feminist pride. But at 3 a.m. you may be cudgeling yourself with, “Oh, dear god, what have we done?” Intellectually, we all know it’s better for our babies, and instinctually, many of us want to do it. But our pregnant daydreaming does little to prepare us for the pain, frustration, self-judgment, and fear that we may experience by choosing to breastfeed. Breastfeeding can be all angels and rainbows. But more often it is an unlatching baby screaming at you, cracked nipples that feel like they’re being held in a vice-grip and licked by a cat, 3 a.m. freak-outs, explosively painful engorged boobs, flu-like mastitis. And then there’s pumping. And that is why, even considering breastfeeding makes you a saint. We tell ourselves that breastfeeding is natural, and therefore we should all be able to do it. While it is natural, it is not easy. This book is for every woman who found the truth of breastfeeding to be somewhat askew from her pre-baby fantasies, and for every woman who does not want to be taken by surprise by the latch – or lack there of. This book is not intended for diagnosis, but for entertainment and commiseration. Includes topics like: Latching onto Latching Screaming at the Breast Nursing Mothers Do it in Groups The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Pumping Woman vs the Cover And Then There Were Teeth The Bottle Battle Mastitis, Engorgement and Other Pains in the Boob
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Breastfeeding is a Bitch: But We Lovingly Do It Anyway based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
An amazing book! It's so funny and reminds us that breastfeeding is hard, but we are strong women and can get through it! I would read this during those first weeks of midnight feedings and it helped me see the silver lining! Thank you Cassi!
The Bible of Breastfeeding This review is from: Breastfeeding Is a Bitch: But we lovingly do it anyway (Paperback) By Cassi Clark Breastfeeding is a Bitch will suck you in like a baby to a Mommy's nipple. If You have 'Been There, Done That', 'Are Doing That Now', 'Have Tried That', or 'Think You Want To Do That' this is the book for you. This book will help you to realize we all had problems and weird or bad feelings about breastfeeding. I think one of the main points is there is help somewhere and you don't have to feel bad about going and looking for it. The LLL in your area is a good place for that help in my opinion. While reading this book I could relate and I wanted to laugh out loud, cry out loud and have another baby, so I could try just one more time to see if I could get it right this time. A Must Read for Breastfeeders of the Past, Present and Future!