My children were very different when it came to nursing. My first weighed in at a healthy 8.5 pounds, then promptly lost over a pound when she refused to learn how to nurse. She was a struggle for a couple months (she finally regained birth weight at two months of age). I am very glad I had a supportive pediatrician who was willing to continue to support breastfeeding instead of supplementing; my milk supply was not the problem, and my daughter was not in any immediate developmental danger. My second child weight in at 9.5 pounds, and actually gained weight in the hospital because she took to nursing so well right off the bat.

Motherhood Moment: Caring Causes: Save the Children Breastfeeding Campaign


Bekah blogs at Motherhood Moment about parenting tips, including saving time and money, meal and activity ideas, and more. She also posts about mindful parenting and eco-friendly living at Motherhood Moment.