Over the Hump
Photo courtesy of Aurimas Mikalauskas
I was having a horrible, painful, blood-tinged time of breastfeeding. I was sore, she was crying and we were both just so sleepy. That was 4 years ago. I nursed my daughter for 13 months. I nursed my son for 19 months. And now I am 7 months into nursing my 3rd baby.
Sometimes when I am walking (yes walking. Sometimes putting away groceries. Sometimes grocery shopping) through my home breastfeeding so easily, I remember the pain and the tears of my first few weeks breastfeeding.
I went through all of that (and so did my babe) but we got over the hump. Now breastfeeding is like breathing. But like breathing the sweetest breath of a cool breeze filled with honeysuckle essence.
*Special thanks to Aurimas Mikalauskas for making photo for this submission possible.