I remember taking this photo of my beautiful son in hospital. He looked so perfect and I was overwhelmed with the responsibility of it all. I was also in agony having had an emergency caesarean and not being able to even pick him up from the cot myself. In all honestly I was in shock after everything that had happened and it took me a long time to recover from it emotionally. I am not describing anything new. Many mothers will relate to this and to continue along the path of motherhood starting from such a painful and sleep deprived state is really tough. I salute you all. For me breastfeeding was incredibly hard. We just couldn’t do it. We tried and tried but the first few weeks were agony.