No matter how much of a milk maven you consider yourself to be, there are some factors in making breast milk that you have no control over. The first weeks after giving birth are unpredictable at best, and there will likely be things about breastfeeding that you didn't expect, regardless of whether it's your first baby or your third.
As a mother, it's in your nature to try to control things, especially when your family is concerned. Breastfeeding is the perfect way to control exactly what nutrients your baby gets and make sure that you're fully in tune with them. But sometimes, issues come up, or harmless situations arise, that are out of even your control.
You may not be able to control what kind of milk supply you have from the get-go or how well your baby latches on right away, but you can control the effort you put into correcting whatever issues you face. Luckily, most roadblocks mothers face when breastfeeding are reversible with a little time and effort, so don't worry about things that are out of your control. Instead, focus on what you can do to turn your time breastfeeding into a positive experience for both you and your little one.