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Anastasia Campos

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“I wouldn’t sit down, I wouldn’t eat, I wouldn’t let anyone else advocate for her.  I stood by her bed and I held her.  I hunched over the bed and held her.  I was in super mama bear mode.”

Anastasia Campos

Episode 006       Anastasia Campos:  Anastasia and her baby Vivian took many months until breastfeeding was easy and enjoyable.  Listen to their amazing journey.

 

Her Story.

Anastasia Campos had a planned homebirth with a midwife in attendance.  She gave birth to a beautiful daughter named Vivian.  She was awake and active and yet remained very uninterested in breastfeeding her first 24 hours of life.  Each time she was brought to the breast, she showed no interest in sucking. This began a very long journey with major breastfeeding struggles.  Poor feeds and several bouts of vomiting up any milk she had taken in from a bottle, sent Anastasia and her husband Matt to the hospital with Vivian.  This began what turned out to be quite a few months of pumping and bottle feeding.  Anastasia spent quite a few months working with Vivian, trying to help her learn how to breastfeed. The night in the hospital and seeing her newborn with tubes and wires, Anastasia talks about feeling scared. She was traumatized and now lacked the confidence that her baby would get enough milk from breastfeeding.  She talks about how her emotional health was greatly affected by how hard breastfeeding was.  She shares some of her deepest and darkest feelings and how she finally overcame such a difficult start to new motherhood and early breastfeeding and how she came to enjoy breastfeeding.  Breastfeeding is so normal for us now and so easy.  Vivian is 17 months old now and  she nurses 3 or 4 times a day.  It is so completely normal and I don’t even think about it much anymore, in the sense of worrying and having it take over my day.

Links:
Dr. Agarwal – Phoenix pediatrician – agavepediatrics.com 

Book recommendation:HypnoBirthing, Fourth Edition: The natural approach to safer, easier, more comfortable birthing – The Mongan Method, 4th Edition
Hypnobirthing Home Study Course, Pt.1 Pregnancy Relaxation and Health

 

Lesson learned:  I realized that I had to keep trying. Breastfeeding was really important to us and I had to keep trying.

Words of Wisdom to the new mother:  I was so worried and concerned, I was not eating.  I would say to another mother:  Eat, you have to eat.  You have to eat right now.

Photography Business:   Kith and Kin, which loosely means near and dear.  I like to capture the things that are most important.  All candid, not posed. Out in nature or at your home.  I provide prints vintage prints, Polaroid.

Offer: I would like to offer 25% off of heirloom family photography session.  Just say you know Lori from on the All About Breastfeeding podcast.

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