Re: i pump less than what baby drinks =(
Breastfed babies have a very unique relationship with their mommies. They love their daddies and grandmas and brothers and sisters, they can be comforted and snuggled by them. But not nursed by them. ONLY mommy can provide the baby with that most treasured, most pleasurable, most life-sustaining combination of cuddling and nursing. That's why a breastfed baby almost always seeks the breast when reunited with mom. It's why mommies frequently cannot soothe their babies without using the breast, while grandmas can. The baby knows who mommy is, and she knows what mommy has tucked away inside her nursing bra. This can definitely make things challenging for a mom, because it can really wear her out to be a 24-7 breastaurant. But it's worth it.
Originally Posted by @llli*emeline
Don't sell yourself short. Your baby loves you. It's just that in her mind, you are both her beloved mommy and her source of life. She doesn't want to settle for just being held by you, when she knows how much more you have to offer than any other human being on the planet!
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"