Re: Ladies who pump and nurse for long periods...
Originally Posted by @llli*carm3
One thing that is really important for a nursing mom to remember is that breastfeeding is nature's way of fostering infant development. Social interaction? Check- baby is interacting with mom, and that is the only thing that is important right now! Physical development? Check- nursing is helping baby develop his oral motor skills and also his whole-body coordination.
Please don't get sucked into the idea that somehow other moms of 7 week-old babies have their lives organized and are able to plan their outings. At 7 weeks, a lot of moms are just barely managing to brush their teeth and scrape a daily shower! Those other moms, the ones who seem to have it all together- forget about it! They may put on a game face but I promise you that their days are chaotic in all sorts of ways that you aren't seeing.
I do think YOU need to find a way to escape some of the stress of being a new mommy. I know how hard that is when you are struggling to nurse- BTDT!!!
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!"