Monday, September 13, 2010
I have to admit, breastfeeding has come with its challenges and I think everyone has their hurdles. It definitely was a bit of shock to the 'ol nipples. Yeow! I just kept at perfecting his latch until we found what is now working for us. Then there is the energy it takes to feed a baby. There are definitely times you find yourself so exhausted you just wish you could detach a boob and hand it over to the papa. Then there are the days he gets so boobay crazed you think he is never going to detach. I imagine myself walking around with this ever growing baby hanging off one of my tittays. Haha! AND then I find myself enjoying the moments that make me feel so good about what I am doing. To be able to sit down and gaze at my lil nugget all snuggled up to my breast nursing away is pretty priceless. I am in awe at how my body is made, providing nourishment to this growing chunk of a boy. As each lil roll of baby chub appears I am so tickled with joy at my accomplishment. There are the moments in feeling strong in my femaleness. It's about being at the grocery store and finding myself with a hungry baby and all I have to do is pop a boobie in his mouth. Talk about convenience. Doesn't get much easier than that. Comes in handy hiking around these beautiful mountains with my lil' guy. Really do love my boobies.
Posted by Amanthus at 7:16 PM