Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The pride only a breastfeeding mama can feel

Last Tuesday I went to my breastfeeding support group for the first time. As moms were talking about sleep training and latch issues, I quietly stripped B down to his diaper and put him on the scale. The kid weighed 5 pounds, 14 ounces. Which doesn't sound like much, but it was a whole 7 ounces heavier than he had been at the pediatrician's office a week before.

SEVEN ounces.

As the sole producer and provider of food for this kid; I couldn't help but give a little squeal of excitement. One that all the other Mamas in group could completely relate to- nourishing your baby and helping him grow with only your own body is a heady, empowering, and sometimes frightening place to be in, so when you have those moments of success, that evidence of achievement, it's pretty much one of the best feelings in the world.

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