During this celebratory Breastfeeding Week, it's easy to get caught up in how great breastfeeding is, and to want to offer help, tips, and advice for women who are in the thick of its challenges. But some helping isn't very helpful, especially when both the subject and the nipples are sore. Over-eager family members, friends, and even strangers can give off-the-cuff comments that can truly haunt a new mom. One friend still has to endure from, of all people, her father-in-law: "I felt so bad when your milk hadn't come in. Your baby was starving." Her milk came in on Day 4 by the way, completely normal, but not accordingly to her father-in-law. The fact is, no one is going to care more about this topic than the mom herself, and adding pressure to her during that delicate phase will only make things worse.
We at Pariday realize that most new moms are at their max capacity in those first few weeks. The chances of helping her with any advice are slim; that said, what if there was just ONE thing that could help, just ONE thing that would make the difference, wouldn't it be worth sharing? So we do and will continue to post information that may, maybe, be useful. And if you have enjoyed our TendHer Pillows for breastfeeding pain relief, we believe you will do the good but thankless job of recommending them to a friend. It may make all the difference.