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So far I've breastfed two babies, for six and seven months respectively. While it was nowhere near the nightmare experience I expected, especially the second time, I never did get to a point where I enjoyed it. You know all those ladies who talk about the bonding experience and not being ready to wean and all that? I am not one of them.
It seems like a lot of women have some high expectations when it comes to themselves (and their babies!) for breastfeeding, but again, I was not one of those. Honestly, the most I knew about breastfeeding before having my first baby was what a miserable horrible experience my mother had with ME. I heard about it every so often growing up and I had no romantic notions going into it myself. My first two awful weeks breastfeeding a newborn seemed de rigeur, but then... it got sort of easy. And convenient. And not a big deal. And free! I liked the free part.