She's not sugar coating motherhood! Tori Roloff has been loving her new role as mommy to her baby son Jackson since she gave birth to him back in May, but she's quickly learning that there is no right or wrong way to feed your baby. The Little People, Big World took to Instagram to share her own story about her struggles with breastfeeding — and she gave words of encouragement to all the new mommas who are struggling too.
"Hands down the hardest thing about being a mom has been breastfeeding. It was something I did not expect. I just figured it would come naturally because it's what nature intended — I was so wrong," the 26-year-old wrote. "Jackson and I got so frustrated with one another in the beginning and it took every ounce of me to not quit. I realized, however, I was being selfish. It was an inconvenience and took forever but I was blessed enough to be able to [breastfeed]. I was in a position that some women would die to be in and I couldn't let that go."
She went on to explain that for some women, it's just not possible to breastfeed their babies and many of them have to use bottle feeding in order to make sure their children are nourished. She said at all of her doctor's appointments since birth, she's been asked how breastfeeding is going for her, and she said she can't imagine how hard that would be to hear for a woman who can't breastfeed.
But Tori can count herself as one of the lucky moms who can breastfeed, and she went on to slam the social stigma that comes with feeding her baby in public. "I still feel awkward in public when I feed my baby," she wrote. "Why should I? I'm providing for my child."
The Little People, Big World star finished her message with words of encouragement to her fellow new moms. "You do you mamas. Don't let anyone make you feel insignificant or like you're not doing your best," she advised. "Breastfeeding is ridiculously hard and it doesn't always work out. Our kids are going to be just fine. "