Since I’ve dubbed myself The Millennial Stay-At-Home Mom, it’s only right that I share the ‘why’ behind me choosing to stay home. 

When my son was born, he was having trouble latching and it seemed like my efforts were pretty futile. He seemed to become more and more inconsolable each time I tried to get him to latch. 

Being a mom is a rewarding yet, exhausting journey. It stretches you in ways that you’ve never been stretched and challenges you in ways that, if necessary, require you to be prepared to stand alone in the decisions you make for your little one.  

 I was so nervous about being off of birth control because I thought that my debilitating cramps would come back with a vengeance but I just couldn’t bring myself to continue taking any form of a hormonal contraceptive.

I’ll be the first to admit, being a young, married, SAHM comes with challenges that I hadn’t even considered and I’m pretty sure that I can’t even begin to fathom the challenges that I will face in the future.

It’s so easy to judge another mama for how she chooses to parent her child but honestly, if the child’s basic needs have been met, and they aren’t in any imminent danger, WHY must we worry ourselves with what other mamas choose to do?

Breastfeeding is a beautiful bonding experience that I wish I could’ve had with my son but  it didn’t quite work out that way for us. Keep reading to find out what you need to make pumping enjoyable (and productive) for you!