This mom got real about the struggles of breastfeeding on Instagram, and her honesty is so important
When we’re struggling or feeling insecure, it’s not always our first instinct to talk about it on social media — and that’s just one reason why it’s so important that a new mom got real about the struggles of breastfeeding on Instagram. Heyona Cho posted about a problem many new moms face but may be hesitant to talk about — breastfeeding when you have low milk supply.
“This must be an unspoken reality for SO many new moms,” Cho wrote, explaining that each night she’s forced to make the painful decision of whether to give her newborn son formula or let him go to bed hungry.
Cho’s post goes on to address her fellow new moms who may be experiencing the same problem but are afraid to talk about it — and she provides a powerful reminder that there’s no “right” way to breastfeed. Everyone’s experience is different and women with low milk supply shouldn’t feel ashamed or alone.
Although no one told Cho about the struggles of low milk supply, her post has raised awareness and her words will undoubtedly provide comfort to other new moms who are experiencing the same problem. She also provides an important reminder that motherhood isn’t a competition, and new moms can be an amazing support system to one another — both in person and through social media.