The Highs And Lows Of Breastfeeding

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Less freedom

When you’re your baby’s only source of food, breastfeeding can feel like imprisonment at times. Being away from your baby takes meticulous planning to ensure that there is enough milk available in your absence. Additionally, when you’re away from your baby for an extended period of time, such as an overnight trip or work, it can feel like you are married to your breast pump as you need to maintain a regular pumping schedule to to replenish your freezer stash and keep your milk supply from dropping.

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