I am so glad that I have been given the gift to nurse my babe's!!! As my 11 month old is very active and very much about the house and spending lots of times with his siblings, I just don't get the needed time to be with him much. So I appreciate the time I have to sit and rock and nurse him. It also gives me time to rest and have some quiet time without running around cleaning or getting kids to some activity.
To think that about 3 months ago I almost weened him because he was teething. I just never encounter in the other 10 gnawing so much!!! Ouch!!! Some how I persevered and we got over that hump...It reminds me of many other nursing stories of the past when I got through the rough times...especially when my 10 year old and I had thrush!!! I was ready to cut my chest off...but we made it.
I laughed at this poem my niece sent me years ago:
Dr. Seuss for Nursing Moms:
Would you nurse her in the park?
Would you nurse him in the dark?
Would you nurse him with a Boppy?
And when your boobs are feeling floppy?
I would nurse him in the park,
I would nurse her in the dark.
I'd nurse with or without a Boppy.
Floppy boobs will never stop me.
Can you nurse with your seat belt on?
Can you nurse from dusk till dawn?
Though she may pinch me, bite me, pull,
I will nurse her `till she's full!
Can you nurse and make some soup?
Can you nurse and feed the group?
It makes her healthy strong and smart,
Mommy's milk is the best start!
Would you nurse him at the game?
Would you nurse her in the rain?
In front of those who dare complain?
I would nurse him at the game.
I would nurse her in the rain.
As for those who protest lactation,
I have the perfect explanation.
Mommy's milk is tailor made
It's the perfect food, you need no aid.
Some may scoff and some may wriggle,
Avert their eyes or even giggle.
To those who can be cruel and rude,
Remind them breast's the perfect food!
I would never scoff or giggle,
Roll my eyes or even wiggle!
I would not be so crass or crude,
I KNOW that this milk's the perfect food!
We make the amount we need
The perfect temp for every feed.
There's no compare to milk from breast-
The perfect food, above the rest.
Those sweet nursing smiles are oh so sweet,
Mommy's milk is such a treat.
Human milk just can't be beat.
I will nurse, in any case,
On the street or in your face.
I will not let my baby cry,
I'll meet her needs, I'll always try.
It's not about what's good for you,
It's best for babies,
through and through.
I will nurse her in my home,
I will nurse her when I roam.
Leave me be lads and ma'am.
I will nurse her, Mom I am
I thank you God for giving me this gift...let me appreciate and cherish it!!!
Thy will be done!!!+JMJ+