I'll never forget
how Brett held me up,
helped me push,
believed I could do it.
When I gave up on myself,
over and over again,
he believed in me enough
to help me get through.
I couldn't break,
because he was holding me together.
He never left the room,
He never napped when I couldn't,
He never left my side.
He labored WITH me.
We were in it together.
Brett, me, Kerry, and our fantastic doula,
From start to finish,
We stayed strong.
And when I couldn't be strong anymore,
they were strong for me.
It will always be remembered as the best day of my life.
I can't believe it was 1 year ago.
My “Lactation Station” haha Brought to you by @upspringbaby milkflow products @milkymamallc silicone pumps @tradmedicinals Mothers Milk Tea @lansinohusa milk storage bags all purchased from @target and @starbucks for the pretty cup lol #milkymama#milkybaby#lactation
So, there's a certain topic I feel very passionate about & it's the amount of criticism breast feeding mothers receive for feeding their sweet babies in public. You know those questions like "why can't you just feed him before you go out?" Or "can't you just pump and bring a bottle?" & "why don't you cover up or go to the bathroom to feed him?" Weather it was from family, a friend, or stranger, we've all heard it! Well, I'm gonna educate yaa & give you my answers to these often asked questions. 😉
But first, I want to encourage all my beautiful milky mommas out there to not pay any attention to those small minded people who say these things to you! & do not feel ashamed when these people give you ugly looks while you're providing food and nutrition to that sweet bundle of joy you gave life to!
Now to answer some of these questions! For those who ask "why can't you feed him before you go out?" Well, I actually do nurse my sweet baby before I go anywhere. But babies usually eat every 2 to 3 hours. By the time I nurse him, get the family in the car, drive to whatever event we're going to, and spend a little time there.... guess what..? My baby is ready to eat again! So guess what I'm going to do as a mother when my baby is hungry? Yep! Feed him! Where ever I am at! I wonder if people really expect a mother is to stay cooped up at home the whole 1st year of her child's life?
Anyways, next often asked question! "Why don't you just pump?" So, if a mother nurses before leaving the house, then gives baby a pumped bottle 2 to 3 hours later while out & about, by the time it's baby's next feeding time, it's been 4 to 6 hours since he's ate from the breast. Mommas breasts will most likely be hurting, engorged, & leaking. (I know mine would be!) It's also not good for a mother's milk supply to skip a feeding. Not every mom's milk supply is the same, so this may work for some mom's, but not all. So NO, pumping & bringing a bottle is NOT always the answer for every mom.
Time for the "covering up" comments we get! Continued in the comments........
Trying to clean and get things done is hard with this lil guy chasin me around I swear I’m his milk maid lol I never knew it be so hard to break him from the boob & it’s one of the most hardest and heartbreaking things ever 😩 #milkybaby#breastfed#13monthsstrong#milkmaid