The comment was
“Reading everyones’ difficult experiences aren’t very encouraging, its quite scary. Are there any who have had it sweet from the start?? Honestly?”
Chris Kelly’s analogy shows us that breastfeeding can for a lucky few be very easy – but not for the majority:
“I have an analogy about breastfeeding and I relate it to cooking! There are some people who can walk into a kitchen and they can use any ingredients, they don’t need recipes and they can whip up a feast that is 5 star. But they are few and far between. In the same way, there are a few women who can just pop their baby on their breast and they’re away – no issues, nothing to worry about.
Then there’s the other extreme – there are some people, who walk into the kitchen, they have a top chef with them and all the recipes in the world, and they still burn the toast! For some women, with all the best intentions, they can try to breastfeed but for one reason or another they can’t. But again, that’s a small few rather than the most of us.
And so, for the most of us we fit in the middle. For us, we go into the kitchen, and we may have a recipe. We may have assistance from people who know a little more from us about cooking, and if something doesn’t go quite right we ask for help. That’s how the majority of us are with breastfeeding – we need that help, we need the education, we need to get that recipe to follow. Having that help from your midwives, family, lactation consultants, whatever you find for support will make all the difference with successful breastfeeding.”
(Image taken from Parents.com)