I personally loved it. I fed my boy for 14 months, the first month was gard. The first week the hardest, and my breastfeeding group kept me going... I would have quit if my mum and the girls hadn't been supportive. It's hard. Because it's like giving u and the baby a tandem bike, neither of u have ever seen one before or know how to ride it, u both have to learn... Once u got the latch and it's not sore it's lush. I lost weight easy, it was convenient when out and about and my sons immune system is amazing! Mine well might have been more tricky because he is tongue tied to this day no one spotted it. It's nose to nipper then chin in first to get the latch so I am informed. Goodluck :) it's a personal choice tho', and less pressure the easier it is. Find a breastfeeding group near u would b my only advice?
I was down to my pre pregnancy weight 2 weeks after birth. I ate horribly the entire 16 months I nursed and never gained a pound. Every woman is different though. I never felt dizzy or weak. You just have to stay hydrated and eat when you're hungry. Breastfeeding bis the best thing for you and your baby and it is so great you Are considering it. Definitely try to inform yourself as much as possible because even though it is a natural thing it does not come naturally for you or baby. It is a learning process. Join the Facebook breastfeeding group Dairy Queens.
You don't feel sick, dizzy, weak or high. You do feel hungry. If you sit a whole lot, you will gain weight when breastfeeding, not because of the breastfeeding but because you are being inactive. But if you keep to your usual schedule where physical activity is concerned, you won't gain weight. Some women do lose a lot of weight while breastfeeding. Breastfeeding was one of the most fun things about my early motherhood, the baby and I got so close. It was easier than the mess and maintenance of bottles, and better for him too. I was glad to do it for me and for him.
You going to feel sick or dizzy if you aren't eating enough.. I think the benefits out way feeling dizzy every once in a while. And as for losing weight or gaining weight its more about what your putting in your body. Breastfeeding helps burn calories but that doesn't mean you can rat anything. They aren't awful "side affects".