Megan Shaklee and Teddy (10 weeks)
"My breastfeeding story begins with struggling to nurse my first baby, Bella. We had a very difficult time beginning our nursing relationship and had to supplement with formula because she was jaundice. After keeping with it for 3-4 weeks, we finally found comfort in nursing until she developed thrush and I, a breast infection. At 6 weeks old, I had to exclusively pump and feed for 2 weeks until we were both healed. Fortunately, we successfully transitioned back into breastfeeding until she was 13 months old.
Baby two, Emi, took to nursing right away even after being away from me for the first 5 hours of life. She and I successfully nursed until 14 months.
I'm currently exclusively breastfeeding my third, Teddy. He developed eczema at 5 weeks old and at 12 weeks old now, I am doing an elimination diet (going on 2 weeks now) that is helping immensely. I'm hoping to find out which food allergens are causing his eczema so I can help control and keep his flare ups to a minimum.
With my first, I nursed privately; always excusing myself to nurse in a different room if I was around company. With my second, I nursed with a cover. And now with my third, I'm learning to nurse with my baby's and my own comfort in mind. He will be my last; I just want to soak in every second I have breastfeeding him."