My past mistakes are haunting me. =( feeling so low today
I’m going to a school tomorrow to see if I qualify for financial aid. I’m so excited to finally be going back to school. And then I started thinking. Classes run from 9 am to 130 pm. So I would be missing at least one of my son’s feedings. (Insert sad face here)
I wanted to ebf my son as long as possible. He doesn’t take too well to a bottle anyway but just the same I wanted to only nurse him. If I do get to go back to school I’m missing out on a feeding. It makes me sad. I feel sad that he will be without me and me without him. This intense sadness just came over me while I was in the shower thinking about it.
I need to do this though. I feel so unaccomplished lately. I have so many regrets and I don’t want…
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“A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.” ~ Victor Hugo
I have the full support of my family for breastfeeding my son… As long as they don’t need to witness it. It hurts my feelings when they comment on it. Especially when they say they are going to unfriend me on Facebook because they don’t want to see the pictures of me nursing my son. I just don’t see why breastfeeding is so taboo amongst people. To me it is the most natural thing. The best thing I could give to my children. I don’t understand how seeing a woman half naked on the cover of maxim is more acceptable than seeing a mother nurture her young.
I often wonder what it is going to take to make people view nursing as something fine and natural instead of something distasteful however I don’t know…
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We’re both falling asleep during his last feeding tonight. I can barely keep my eyes open and he’s barely nibbling.
I just wanted to encourage anyone struggling with nursing, whatever the problem may be, just keep trying. It is worth it.
I’d also like to encourage all you breastfeeding mommas to feel free to email me with questions or even a guest post. Please don’t hesitate to include pictures. The world views breastfeeding so negatively and I hope to change that.
Good night ♡
As Is The Sea Marvelous
as is the sea marvelous
hands which sent her forth
to sleep upon the world
and the earth withers
the moon crumbles
one by one
stars flutter into dust
but the sea
does not change
and she goes forth out of hands and
she returns into hands
and is with sleep….
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There has been so much in my life that I wish I did or didn’t do. For example I wish I ebf my daughter. It has created such an amazing bond in the almost 3 months I’ve been doing it with my son. I can’t explain it but the feeling is something I wish I had with my daughter. I only put her to breast sometimes. I didn’t realize the benefits. I figured as long as she was getting my milk everything would be fine. I love her and we have a great bond but unfortunately we missed out on this great experience. Life should come with a do over button. She’s 3 now and I’ve been thinking about substituting her milk with mine. She currently loves whole milk. I know mine is so much better.
What kind of feelings do you experience while nursing?
It seems a little ridiculous to me that father’s can suffer from PPD considering they aren’t the ones to actually undergo labor but I swear this is what happened to my husband after both of my children were born. After my daughter was born, my husband told me he didn’t want to do this anymore. We were young (he was 21) and sleep deprived but I still could not believe he said that to me. He apologized sometime later but it still hurt. However he still held her and fed her (she was breast and bottle fed) and changed her occasionally. When my son was born things were worse. He rarely seemed to want to have anything to do with the baby. When ever I would ask him to hold him he would shy away. Of course since I’m ebf now he never actually has to help much. He even…
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We decided to go out on this gloomy day since I unfortunately spend almost every day home. I figured Ariana deserved some playtime outside of the house so we took her to the mall to play on the rides.
My husband kept trying to cover me up with a blanket while I was nursing the baby. I asked him if I was making him uncomfortable by nursing in public. He said no, he just didn’t want anyone else to see my boobies. I laughed but I couldn’t help but feel like I was making him a little uncomfortable.
Plenty of people passed by but I honestly don’t think any of them noticed what I was doing. All in all successful outing.
How does your partner react to you breastfeeding in public?