Many moms have asked the question “how do I know if my breastfeeding journey is successful?”
So what exactly is the measure of breastfeeding success?
Is the answer a full refrigerator/freezer of breastmilk?
A stack of outgrown baby clothes?
A baby that is on and sticks to a daily schedule?
Would you be surprised if I told you the answer was none of those things?
You literally hold (and probably snuggle) the answer in your hands every day!
The yardstick for a healthy, happy baby is one that is meeting or exceeding physical and developmental milestones.
I know every single one of us has swooned over those social media posts that show valleys of frozen breast milk packets, stashed away in the frozen wonderland of a refrigerator. While I must admit, it is great to have a frozen stash to pull from for a partner or grandparent feed, a sudden baby growth spurt or an unforeseen emergency, ounces upon ounces of frozen breast milk is NOT your measure of success.
Breastfeeding is not a competition.
Breastfeeding is a journey; not a sprint.
Mothers are not the sum of their frozen ounces.
The true measure of a successful breastfeeding journey is a happy, healthy baby that is meeting and quashing milestones head on, all with your unwavering love, support and yes, sometimes with the aid of breast milk.
I have said this before and I will say it again, breast milk is an amazing source of bespoke nutrition for your little. Whether you are providing 2 ounces or 20, every ounce counts. Want to make those ounces count even more? Go-Lacta® is a galactagogue AND a superfood so mama and baby can both reap the healthy green benefits of 100% natural Philippine Moringa leaves.