Remi Peers just hit her first breastfeeding anniversary — it’s been, officially, one year since she began nursing her son.
The mom wants the world to know, though, that her breastfeeding journey has been anything but easy — the new mom suffered from mastitis, a painful infection that occurs when breast tissue becomes inflamed and a woman’s milk ducts are clogged, after feeling too embarrassed to pump or nurse in public.
Peers claims that despite the pervasive (and controversial) “breast is best” mantra, doctors never took the time to educate her on the potential challenges or dangers ahead. The result? She experienced a lot of anxiety that her body wasn’t working. “My milk came in after 5 days,” she wrote in a viral post on Instagram. “I wasn’t aware that it could take that long. While the other babies slept with full bellies,