Friday, July 29, 2011
Breast milk... The Original Soul food!
I now know...
It makes me angry that the nursing relationship with my first daughter was sabotaged from day one.. It makes me more adamant to get information out there to anyone I know that is pregnant.. I don't mean being pushy.. I just want you to know how awesome this is.. I wouldn't want anyone who means to breastfeed to miss this because outside sources are doing everything possible to sabotage women and their efforts. Sounds extreme but it's true.
Nursing her is a joy, a gift and something I don't think anyone but another nursing mother could understand.. so if you don't understand.. don't try.. and keep comments like are you still nursing? When are you going to wean? you are spoiling your child! to yourself.. this is not about you.. not about me.. it's about taking advantage of a great gift we were given.. our brains! We are mammals, we have breasts to feed our young but we also have brains that tell us this is more than nutrition.. this is comfort, bonding, the original Soul food!
People do many things in the world that are bad and hurtful to other people.. breastfeeding is not one of them.. you know the commercial "I'd like to buy the world a coke" Well... I'd like for every baby out there to get some mommy milk! I can't buy it.. I can't force it.. but I can try to facilitate it.
So Lactivists! Keep fighting the good fight! I have mentioned it before and it was a lactivist that helped me get where I am today in the breastfeeding journey.. so keep doing your thing!
Get some babies their soul food!
One mom in awe of the beauty that is nursing.
and one happy baby in awe of how good mommy can make her feel instantly.