“Breastfeeding stories are therapeutic to new mothers.
Breastfeeding isn’t always easy. It arrives during a very stressful period in a mother’s life. Shortly after the birth of a baby, a woman is faced with new challenges. She has just undergone intense physical changes to her body and she may be fatigued from physical and mental exhaustion. And yet, she is given the important task of caring for a tiny infant.
Things become even more stressful for new mothers when they experience depression after giving birth. For mothers who babies are not well, life is even more stressful. And, when baby is having difficulty breastfeeding, or refuses to nurse, mothers can feel helpless.
This is a time when breastfeeding stories can be really helpful to mothers who are breastfeeding or trying to breastfeed their infants.
Breastfeeding stories can be funny, serious, dramatic, and frightening and can carry with them a variety of other emotions. And, breastfeeding stories can help mothers in all types of situations to relate to others and deal with the stress of taking care of a new baby.
Breastfeeding stories can help mothers who are trying to wean their babies give up the close and intimate contact that they have enjoyed for so many months. Hearing that other mothers also have difficulty weaning their children can help them to overcome any difficulties that they are experiencing.
Breastfeeding stories can also help mothers who cannot get their babies to feed. Listening to the stories of other women who have had difficulty breastfeeding their babies can help women to overcome such a problem. Other women may be able to provide women who are having difficulty with helpful hints for encouraging a baby to feed or provide helpful resources and support
Just listening to other women tell their breastfeeding stories reminds a new mother that she is not alone. She will realize that many other women have experienced the same difficulties and emotions. Many other women have had trouble learning how to breastfeed properly, or have found it difficult to establish such a powerful bond with their babies.
New mothers who have found breastfeeding stories to be therapeutic can turn around and help other mothers in the same way that they were helped. These tales can provide comic relief or comfort in some of the most difficult situations.
Breastfeeding is a natural and beautiful thing for a mother to do and breastfeeding stories can make the entire process a lot easier.”