How did you feel about breastfeeding before birth?
I felt confident at the thought of breastfeeding my baby when he or she was born. The support from my family and partner was amazing. My sister-in-law was still breast feeding so I learnt a lot from her and knew I would always have support if I needed it.
I always knew there may be a chance that I could not breastfeed, or I may have problems with it so I had to stay open minded about it.
Tell us about your first latch or the latching experience in the first few days?
One thing I did worry about when I was pregnant was the thought of not being able to give birth naturally and having to have a C-section. Only because I thought I would not be able to have skin to skin contact with my newborn baby or be able to try and breast feed him or her straight away.
After 3 days in labour it was decided that a C-section was needed. At that time, I did not worry I just wanted our baby to be safe and here with us. I remember going through to the recovery room after the C-section. I was followed in by nurses, my partner Adam and our baby. I remember the nurse asking if I was going to try breast feeding our baby and we said yes. She said great we could try it now. At the time all I could think was how am I going to feed him. I was laid on a bed after a major operation with several needles in each arm and was numb from the waist down. She asked me to undo my nightie and she laid our son on my chest and I remember him nuzzling a little and moving his head from side to side with his mouth open getting closer to my breast and he latched on all by himself. I was in awe, how could a newborn baby know what to do straight away, it was amazing.