Tori Roloff's Breastfeeding Hardships Are Seriously Relatable

Tori Roloff
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When you become a mother, there's no manual that drops out of the sky (or your uterus, for that matter) giving you all the must-know tips on being a mom. Oftentimes, you wing it, yielding both victories and defeats. Tori Roloff's confession about the struggle to breastfeed is a welcomed admission that hits close to home and will have fellow mommies nodding in agreement. 

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The Little People, Big World recently took to the 'Gram and opened up about the "hardest thing about being a mom": breastfeeding her 2-month-old son Jackson.

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"I just figured [breastfeeding] would come naturally because it's what nature intended ..." Roloff writes in her Instagram post. "I was so wrong."

Tori Roloff
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"Jackson and I got so frustrated with one another in the beginning and it took every ounce of me to not quit," she continues. "I realized however I was being selfish."

Tori's testimony is a sermon (girl is preaching!) that so many new moms need to hear. It's honest, unashamed, and speaks to common emotions moms have while trying to nurse and keep their sanity intact.

Breastfeeding can be extremely difficult at times. And whether you decide to continue on the journey or exit stage right (a fed baby is a happy baby, period), Tori's words are wrapped in truth and laced with hope for those trying to nurse their babies -- while honoring women who'd love to breastfeed but are unable to do so.

"[Breastfeeding] was an inconvenience and took FOREVER but I was blessed enough to be able to [breastfeed]," this mom writes. "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 [breastfeeding] is going and I couldn't imagine how that would make the women who physically can't feel."

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While Tori doesn't profess to have all the answers, her breastfeeding struggles have taught her to be thankful for her victories and to stop tying her value as a mother to whether or not she can nurse her child.

"There are still times that I feel overwhelmed with breastfeeding 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. Breastfeeding is ridiculously hard and it doesn't always work out. Our kids are going to be just fine."

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