Words of encouragement
I had to take my sniffly and exhausted two year old with me to get groceries this afternoon, and the poor guy was having a hard time. Finally, when I was just beginning to entertain the notion of walking away from the grocery cart and leaving the store and just dealing with the lack of food at home, he puts his arm around my shoulder, puts his other hand on my breast and says, "Mama milk?...Help Lorenzo feel happy..." It just melted me, and made me so grateful for the nursing relationship we still share.
Today is the 2nd anniversary of the day we brought him home from the NICU, after a harrowing bout of aspirate pneumonia, and it was such a gift to hear directly from him how important the breastfeeding we worked so hard at in the beginning has been...
Mama to Lorenzo, born 4/25/2007. NICU graduate, Gastro-Esohapgeal Reflux, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Sensory Processing Disorder...alive and thriving thanks to breastfeeding and co-sleeping.
Those who say it can't be done should not interrupt the person doing it.