Months After Giving Birth, Tori Roloff Comes Forward With News Even She Never Saw Coming
Cailyn Finkel 8/2/2017
Being a new parent is difficult for many reason - the lack of sleep, mountain of diapers, unknown responsibilities, financial adjustments and physical changes are all things people have to come to terms within the first few months after birth.
But for Tori Roloff, the wife of Little People, Big World star Zach Roloff, the hardest thing about being a new mother is something most women suffer silently with...
In an emotional Instagram post, Tori revealed that the most unexpected part about being a new mother isn't changing diapers or staying up all hours of the night, it was actually something she assumed would come naturally as a woman.
Now her post is going viral and it's easy to understand why.
"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. 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 [nurse]....
I was in a position that some women would die to be in and I couldn't let that go.
I feel for those mamas that can't breastfeed. I get asked at all my appointments how it's going and I couldn't imagine how that would make the women who physically can't feel.
I also HATE the stigma of it.
I still feel awkward in public when I feed my baby. Why should I? I'm providing for my child. [Jackson] and I have come a long way and we work well together now and I'm proud of that.
There are still times that I feel overwhelmed with it but I know I'm doing to best I can. We, as women, just do the best we can and that's all anyone can ask.
You do you, Mamas. Don't let anyone make you feel insignificant or like you're not doing your best. It is ridiculously hard and it doesn't always work out. Our kids are going to be just fine."
Tori's powerful message rings true for the millions of women who struggle to nurse after giving birth! Being a new parent is hard enough as it is, and there's no need to add another stress on yourself because your body won't cooperate with your wishes!
Women all over the world are praising Tori's post and are thanking her for speaking up! We need more strong women in the world like her!