Breastfeeding is a Bitch: But we lovingly do it anyway.

Cassi Clark
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 We cheer “Breastfeeding! Yay!” on social media, and around our female friends with  feminist pride. But at 3 a.m. you may be cudgeling yourself with, “Oh, dear god, what  have we done?” Intellectually, we all know it’s better for our babies, and instinctually, many of us want to do it. But our pregnant daydreaming does little to prepare us for the pain, frustration, self-judgment, and fear that we may experience by choosing to  breastfeed.  


Breastfeeding can be all angels and rainbows. But more often it is an unlatching baby  screaming at you, cracked nipples that feel like they’re being held in a vice-grip and  licked by a cat, 3 a.m. freak-outs, explosively painful engorged boobs, flu-like mastitis.  And then there’s pumping. And that is why, even considering breastfeeding makes you  a saint. 


We tell ourselves that breastfeeding is natural, and therefore we should all be able to do it. While it is natural, it is not easy. This book is for every woman who found the truth of breastfeeding to be somewhat askew from her pre-baby fantasies, and for every  woman who does not want to be taken by surprise by the latch – or lack there of. 


This book is not intended for diagnosis, but for entertainment and commiseration.


Includes topics like:

Latching onto Latching 

Screaming at the Breast

Nursing Mothers Do it in Groups

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Pumping

Woman vs the Cover

And Then There Were Teeth

The Bottle Battle

Mastitis, Engorgement and Other Pains in the Boob

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About the author

 Cassi Clark is an author, a journalist, and a web writer, a Master of Public Administration, a mother, a knitter, a skier, and an adventurer. She is a Colorado Native, an Oregon Duck, a former Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Ski Instructor and a New York City survivor.


She has written about topics that range from outdoor adenturing to top Colorado businesses to innovative education programs. Her writing comes from a bottomless curiosity about human nature and the experiences we share. In addition to Breastfeeding Is a Bitch, she is working on her first Historical Fiction novel about a female serial killer in 1912 Denver. She lives in Denver with The Best Husband Ever, her Little Milkaholic, and two of the universe’s coolest cats. She invites you to join the community at: www.breastfeedingisabitch.com.

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Cassi Clark
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Published on
Sep 1, 2014
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Pages
120
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ISBN
9781483537597
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Language
English
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Family & Relationships / Parenting / Motherhood
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