Remember the night when your milk first came in? I think that was the worst night of motherhood I've had to date. My daughter had no problem latching immediately at birth but a few days later, when my colostrum gave way to milk, we both struggled. I always thought I wanted to breastfeed my baby, but that night I felt so defeated, I didn't think I would ever do it again. My breasts were so full I thought they might pop, she was fussy and had terrible gas, and my pore nipples felt like they had been cut by a thousand tiny blades. Fortunately, my body quickly regulated lactation to support her unique needs; my nipples however required additional care as they adapted to their new role. This new need inspired me to create the baby-safe, food-grade treatment that has since been repurposed for use on my daughter's most delicate skin. Soon it will be yours to share with your loved ones.

We've come a long way since that night. Elle is 14 months now and nursing is still a significant part of her nourishment and our beloved routine. It's incredible to think how adaptive and resilient the body can be. What was your feeding journey like? Did you feel supported? Informed? Empowered? How did your body change post-partum? Feel free to share challenges and triumphs with us at or via our Instagram @linnebotanicals.

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