Breastfeeding can be an amazing experience. It’s an incredible way for moms to bond with their new babies.
Women have been breastfeeding for as long as babies have been around (aka forever), and it’s always been basically the same. Of course, there are new products and doctor recommendations, but the fundamentals are the same: babies drinking from their mothers’ breasts.
It seems simple enough, right? Well, not only is breastfeeding difficult for many women, it comes with a lot of side effects.
Ever wanted to have painful, cracked nipples? How about a terrifying infection, like mastitis? How about nipples that leak breast milk all over your clothes?
None of that sounds particularly fun, but they all are possible when breastfeeding.
Liz Sergeant recently returned from a shopping trip to find that breast milk had leaked all the way through her sweatshirt. Instead of getting upset, she snapped a selfie and posted it online.