My plan is to breastfeed. Why? Well, I’m cheap. Also, apparently becoming one with my inner hippie-ness*. And, well, it’s hard to artificially reproduce something (anything!) the human body makes, so there’s that.
I get that it’ll be tough. I get that breastfeeding will suck. (Ha.) I get that it might not work and blah, blah, blah. Though I seem to have been lucky in avoiding the horrid birthing stories people seem compelled to share, I can’t manage to avoid the horrific breastfeeding stories.
So, a request, then some info.
Request: if you have a positive breastfeeding story (happy ending, we’ll say), would you post it on your blog and link to this post somehow so I’ll see it? Or link to the post in the comments? Please? I can get the info and the pump and the yadda yadda, but I’m running low on inspiration.
Info: I’m going with this pump, the Hygeia EnJoye.
It’s FDA-approved for multiple users so when I’m finished with it, I can sell it, and the initial price isn’t bad. I’m a little concerned about it’s usability as reviews seem to either be fantastic or wistful of Medela, but I’m willing to chance it to keep a bunch of plastic out of the landfill (or worse, stored somewhere in my house because I can’t bring myself to part with something so expensive).
And for the near future, I’m going to confine my breastfeeding questions for a journal, the books I’ve bought, and perhaps a lactation counselor or La Leche League meeting. I’m over the horror stories.
*Yea, yea, I know it’s not just hippies that breastfeed, I was just making a quick easy joke. Also, my corporate self is a little uncomfortable at the depths to which I’m wanting to stay away from formula, hospitals, and hype insofarasthat’spossibleamen. So I joke. Badly.