What led you to EP? What are some of the challenges and criticisms you face? How long do you think you're going to EP?
I started EPing because DD had a severe tongue tie. We got it corrected at 2 weeks. Why not latch with a shield you ask? Well we did that and it went from okay to horrible in a day. She would scream and cry and scream and cry and then nurse for 10 minutes and fall asleep. She would then wake up and do it all again. I couldn't take her falling asleep at the boob and not nursing only to wake up again and be hungry. Why not wake her up you ask? The child wouldnt. Shed startle and jump but not want to nurse. I couldn't do it anymore. I pump for my sanity. I really hate getting the "why dont you do formula?" from alot of people. I answer with "why don't you buy it for me?" Mommys that I've talked to who EBF look at me like I am insane when I say that I EP. I got told that I'm a trooper today lol