Over the past eleven weeks, I’ve learned so much more from nursing (or at least trying to nurse!) than I ever could have imagined. Nursing has taught me more about patience, perseverance and how best to combat and endure pain than almost anything I’ve ever experienced in my life. Prior to Naiya’s birth, I don’t think I ever realized just how incredibly challenging it is for so many women to nurse their babies. I assumed the baby comes out and voila, they learn to eat. For this reason, I figured I’d share my own nursing story in hopes that it might help other moms and moms-to-be know they’re not alone if they’re struggling too.