Tuesday, August 3, 2010

World Breast Feeding Week...

This post was inspired by the loverly Good Golly Miss Holly.

Did you know that it is World Breast Feeding Week? So, as Holly has suggested, and in celebration, I have "Got em' on out".

The road to this was not easy. Four years ago when I first became a mumma to my son, once my milk came in I thought someone had lifted me out of a blissful first time mumma experience into the jaws of hell. I was in pain, I had cracked nipples, grazes, engorged boob's, mastitis... and a baby that felt like he was a vampire bat. It took two weeks, a lot of holding my breath and also the assistance from a beautiful lady from the Australian Breastfeeding Association that arrived on my door stop at 12PM one night to a screaming baby and a crying mumma. It was a hard road, but I'm glad I got there. I went on to feed that Vampire bat for two years and was devastated when he self weaned. The above and below pictures is of my newborn daughter. This time around things were a lot easier... it was still a pain to start with, but I knew it would end. I hope to be able to share with her the extended breastfeeding relationship I had with my son.

Happy World Breastfeeding Week!

1 comment:

Good Golly Miss Holly! said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos, and story too. Thanks for sharing Mama x


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