Jewel Mische reveals she’s feeding baby Aislah from one breast only due to mastitis
Unlike most moms who say that breastfeeding their baby is a breeze, Jewel Mische’s experience is different—but she is confident she will not give up.
The Starstruck season 4 Ultimate Sweetheart revealed that she is exclusively feeding her baby daughter Aislah on one breast after contracting mastitis, which she necessitated breast surgery. Mische made the revelation in an Instagram post Friday.
“It’s an interesting concept, I was hesitant and honestly, the thought of it sounded kinda weird at first,” Mische wrote. “Ultimately my concern was, will my baby get enough milk??”
She also wondered why breastfeeding, which she considers as “natural,” could be challenging too. The actress expressed: “Breastfeeding makes me feel supernatural but also used to make me just wanna cry out of frustration!”
Because of mastitis—a result of a blocked milk duct in the breast that has not cleared—she was told that her one breast “most probably won’t produce milk anymore.”
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Most moms have two breasts, and after giving birth, they use them both to feed their babies. But what if you're not most moms?. .. Because of the issue on my one side, #AislahRose🌹 has been breastfeeding exclusively from only one breast!🍼 It’s an interesting concept, I was hesitant and honestly, the thought of it sounded kinda weird at first. Ultimately my concern was, will my baby get enough milk??😦😰 [If this is TMI for you, I’m sorry, it’s not as if I feel that comfortable sharing about it either. But this is for the soon to be mamas. A lot of times you don’t see the struggle of postpartum & breastfeeding.] — Why is something that’s supposedly so natural can be so challenging??? Breastfeeding makes me feel supernatural but also used to make me just wanna cry out of frustration! The episodes I had with mastitis was awful, and then I was told that my one breast most probably won’t produce milk anymore.💔 Despite all that I just couldn’t give up. Especially after watching the hole in my breast fill up with new flesh & heal itself!! I know for sure that the same God who created this amazing body can restore it back to perfect condition!👊🏼😄 Besides, He brought Aislah into this world, why wouldn’t He supply all the breastmilk she needs? So one day I just decided enough pumping, enough supplementing, I will feed Aislah with what I have! Even if it means we will both suffer for a few days while one breast builds up it’s supply to compensate for the other (as you know breast milk is made by the ‘supply & demand’ principle) – But to everyone’s amazement, Aislah had enough milk with one breast that same day!!! She was unbothered and even slept throughout the night❣️— You know, GOD IS GOOD. And I have so much respect for this vessel I am in I can’t even tell you. So, anyway… it can be done and a baby can get enough breast milk from just one breast! (Aislah is full of life and growing at a healthy pace❣️🙌🏼 ) — I am not sure how long our breastfeeding journey will continue, but one thing I do know is this type of feeding is temporary for us. I don’t care if the doctors can’t guarantee it, the Word of God already did – I will be able to nurse🍼 from both sides again!!😊🌈🙌🏼☀️ADVERTISEMENT
Determined to not give up, Mische decided one day to stop pumping and supplementing on milk and feed Aislah with what she has.
Luckily, Aislah was satisfied by having enough milk from Mische’s one breast. The actress added: “She was unbothered and even slept throughout the night.”
“I am not sure how long our breastfeeding journey will continue, but one thing I do know is this type of feeding is temporary for us,” she said with optimism. “I don’t care if the doctor can’t guarantee it, the Word of God already did – I will be able to nurse from both sides again!” /ra
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