Author Topic: Why I am so happy to be breastfeeding!  (Read 68777 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline jennyb133

  • Jenny
  • Resident BW Chatterbox!
  • *****
  • Posts: 1017
  • Showing Appreciation 12
  • Gender: Female
Re: Why I am so happy to be breastfeeding!
« Reply #105 on: March 11, 2008, 16:23:18 pm »
Hi Breast-feeding Mommies!!
I BF my 1st DS for 1 year, & am now nursing my 2nd DS who is 7 mos. old. I love it! Thought I would share this with other nursing mommies, who are enjoying it too.

In honor of Dr. Seuss's b-day last week and us nursing moms, I give you:
Seuss for Nursing Mommies

Would you nurse her at the park?
Would you nurse him in the dark?
Would you nurse him with a boppy?
And when your boobs are feeling floppy?

I would nurse her in the park.
I would nurse him in the dark.
I'd nurse with or without a boppy.
Floppy boobs will never stop me.

Can you nurse with your seat belt on?
Can you nurse from dusk til dawn?
Though she may pinch me, bite me, pull,
I will nurse her til she's full.

Can you nurse and make some soup?
Can you nurse and feed the group?
It makes her healthy strong and smart,
Mommy's milk is the best start!

Would you nurse him at the game?
Would you nurse her in the rain?
In front of those who dare complain?
I would nurse him at the game.
I would nurse her in the rain.

As for those who protest lactation,
I have a perfect explanation.
Mommy milk is tailor made
It's perfect food, you need no aid.

Some may scoff and some may wriggle,
Avert their eyes or even giggle.
To those who can be cruel and rude,
Remind them breast's the perfect food.


I would never scoff or giggle,
Roll my eyes or even wiggle!
I would never be so crass or crude,
I KNOW that this milk's the perfect food!

We make the right amount we need,
The perfect temp for every feed.
There's no compare to milk from breast-
The perfect food, above the rest.

Those nursing smiles are oh so sweet,
Mommy milk is such a treat.
Human milk just can't be beat.

I will nurse, in any case,
On the street or in your face.
I will not let my baby cry,
I'll meet her needs, I'll always try.
It's not about what's good for you,
It's best for babies, through and through.

I will nurse her in my home,
I will nurse her when I roam.
Leave me be lads, leave me be ma'am
I will nurse her, MOM I am.

James~ 12/04/2005
Alexander~ 07/26/2007
Nicholas~ 09/05/2010

Offline Erin (redstarfalling)

  • Resident BW Chatterbox!
  • *****
  • Posts: 4506
  • Showing Appreciation 188
  • Gender: Female
Re: Why I am so happy to be breastfeeding!
« Reply #106 on: March 11, 2008, 20:19:29 pm »
I LOVE IT!!!!!  I want the board book version, with pics!!  ;D
Erin
Mother to Megan and Samantha


NoelleChristine

  • Guest
Re: Why I am so happy to be breastfeeding!
« Reply #107 on: March 28, 2008, 19:05:47 pm »
Gunnar is the first baby I've nursed past 4 months.  We are down to 4 nursings a day, and 1-2 at night, and I love every one of them.  I am amazed at how every nursing seems to get more special. 

I'm not even sure when it happened really but I didn't realize it changes so much as they grow.  Now he has this sweet, special, need/desire to nurse like he knows he's warm, loved and safe.  Like, when it's time to nurse, he knows it, and it's just as wonderful for him as it is for me.  Make sense?

When I dreamed of how breast feeding a baby would be...this is how I imagined it!

Offline Mum of 3 + 2 stepkids

  • Resident BW Chatterbox!
  • *****
  • Posts: 2042
  • Showing Appreciation 70
  • Gender: Female
  • I love my kids with ALL my heart xxx
Re: Why I am so happy to be breastfeeding!
« Reply #108 on: May 22, 2008, 16:00:48 pm »
Never thought i would want to go past 6 months but now im here im going strong and look on to 9 months as my next goal. Im really loving it and this is my last. I just wish i had all the support i have on these boards now when i had my first, it would have been a lot easier.

Kate x
OK LOOK NOW I MEAN BUSINESS LOL

Created by MyFitnessPal.com - Free [url=http://www.myfitnesspal.com]Calorie

fifibobandmore

  • Guest
Re: Why I am so happy to be breastfeeding!
« Reply #109 on: May 22, 2008, 21:53:30 pm »
Fantastic Kate and that poem is SOOOOOO sweet and I have another reason why I love BF my Edward. This reason is he is my last so I want to have that extra special time with him that no one else can have an giving him his bf is that time. He is now 10 months old he is the only one of my 3 precious gems that I have not had a touch of PND with and I am so proud to the extent that I am trying to encourage my friend how is TTC to try bf her baby when she has it and told her I will help her in everyway possible even show her the right and wrong positions now so that she has some pre-knowledge as she formula feed her last 2 and at the moment says she will not entertain bf as she will not feel comfortable but she is asking questions so maybe I might be convincing her to give it try even if it is only for a few weeks

Offline Jocasta

  • Want to support the wonderful Woopsters? PM me to find out how!
  • Resident BW Chatterbox!
  • *****
  • Posts: 7578
  • Showing Appreciation 219
  • Gender: Female
  • Want a What Would Woopster Do wristband - pm me!
    • Woopster Fan Club
Re: Why I am so happy to be breastfeeding!
« Reply #110 on: May 25, 2008, 20:55:12 pm »
I came onto this thread to put my 2ps worth in - why I'm so happy to be breast feeding.

I guess for me there are lots of reasons.  I'm suffering PND and breastfeeding is a massive positive in my life - something that enables me to feel good about myself!  Having that closeness with another human being that is never equalled in any relationship other than the breastfeeding mother and her nursling relationship!  Never having to be particularly organised when I leave the house - Sophie is old enough that she doesn't need any "baby" things, so I can just get the girls in the car, put a nappy or two in my handbag, and we're away!

To be completely frank, the list goes on and on and on!  All I know is that I love breastfeeding - now that the cracked nipples are well in the past, there's nothing I don't love about breastfeeding!!!

And yes Kate, it's horrible knowing that we'll not experience this again with future babies huh?  I'm enjoying nursing so much right now that it kinda makes me want to have another... (remember SPD, remember SPD, remember SPD... ;))
« Last Edit: July 31, 2011, 13:29:25 pm by Vicku »

Offline Mum of 3 + 2 stepkids

  • Resident BW Chatterbox!
  • *****
  • Posts: 2042
  • Showing Appreciation 70
  • Gender: Female
  • I love my kids with ALL my heart xxx
Re: Why I am so happy to be breastfeeding!
« Reply #111 on: May 25, 2008, 21:24:31 pm »
Just wanted to say how much your short story ment to me, you truly are a wonderful mummy. To give your lo the start in life they need and to be suffering from PND and all your other things you deal with. You really should be proud of yourself.

And yes i too toyed with idea of having another one for this time again, but..............................nice thought though.

Kate x
OK LOOK NOW I MEAN BUSINESS LOL

Created by MyFitnessPal.com - Free [url=http://www.myfitnesspal.com]Calorie

Offline jobi

  • VBACing, homebirthing, breastfeeding, cloth nappying, babywearing mum to 6...
  • Resident BW Chatterbox!
  • *****
  • Posts: 6994
  • Showing Appreciation 241
  • Gender: Female
  • MUFC-The religion...
    • Ndi
Re: Why I am so happy to be breastfeeding!
« Reply #112 on: May 25, 2008, 22:30:24 pm »
it's horrible knowing that we'll not experience this again with future babies huh?  I'm enjoying nursing so much right now that it kinda makes me want to have another...

Ahhhhhh i'm glad its not just me then!!
Jo  
Mum to
Jordan-28-04-97
Marc Alex-30-06-02
Jamie- 06-05-04
And Shelby- 14-07-07
And now Brandon and Aimee!
Married to kev the invisible!!


Crazy? Moi? Of course!!

NoelleChristine

  • Guest
Re: Why I am so happy to be breastfeeding!
« Reply #113 on: May 26, 2008, 00:32:49 am »
it's horrible knowing that we'll not experience this again with future babies huh?  I'm enjoying nursing so much right now that it kinda makes me want to have another...

Ahhhhhh i'm glad its not just me then!!

I use to feel that way too!  That was a huge part of me wanting another baby after Ben.  I really really wanted breastfeeding to work out and I had major guilt when I stopped breast feeding him.  I quit for the wrong reasons and was totally uninformed and unsupported at that time. 

Now, Gunnar and I are almost to the 1 year mark and only you ladies know how wonderful a feeling that is.  I have experienced some guilty regret at not nursing my other children this long.  I have this wonderful experience of an older nursling with Gunnar that I don't have with my other children and I sooooooo wish I got to experience that with them too. 

But...no use beating myself up about it huh?!  What's done is done.  I just hope I can pass on my knowledge and experience to my daughter (and maybe even my daughters-in-law) when she has children of her own.

Offline Mum of 3 + 2 stepkids

  • Resident BW Chatterbox!
  • *****
  • Posts: 2042
  • Showing Appreciation 70
  • Gender: Female
  • I love my kids with ALL my heart xxx
Re: Why I am so happy to be breastfeeding!
« Reply #114 on: May 27, 2008, 10:36:21 am »
Yes im hoping to pass it all on friends, friends DD's, my DD and anyone else who i cross paths with.

Thanks god for the 'BW'

Kate x
OK LOOK NOW I MEAN BUSINESS LOL

Created by MyFitnessPal.com - Free [url=http://www.myfitnesspal.com]Calorie

Offline lisi's mum

  • Resident BW Chatterbox!
  • *****
  • Posts: 3542
  • Showing Appreciation 155
  • Gender: Female
Re: Why I am so happy to be breastfeeding!
« Reply #115 on: May 28, 2008, 12:24:55 pm »
GO KATE!!!

Why am I happy to be breast feeding? 'Cause I just don't really think I could do it any other way.
Katie


Offline Lex444

  • BW Aficionado
  • ***
  • Posts: 190
  • Showing Appreciation 10
  • Gender: Female
    • Sleep when I am dead
Re: Why I am so happy to be breastfeeding!
« Reply #116 on: June 01, 2008, 11:19:22 am »
Just wanted to add my piece, because I've been breastfeeding my first child for four months today (yay!) and I'm so pleased I'm doing it.

Although I've had mastitis four times (from my oversupply and bimbo breasts which have trouble regulating), I still love nursing. I've been loving these stories, I find this thread so inspiring.

Not only do I find the time we spend nursing peaceful, I find it a sensual pleasure. Does that sound odd? I like the hormone rush I get with nursing, and find the connection with my son is more intimate than any other I've ever had, I think, except perhaps with a lover. Bizarre, huh? But true!
« Last Edit: June 01, 2008, 11:27:23 am by Lex444 »

Offline Jocasta

  • Want to support the wonderful Woopsters? PM me to find out how!
  • Resident BW Chatterbox!
  • *****
  • Posts: 7578
  • Showing Appreciation 219
  • Gender: Female
  • Want a What Would Woopster Do wristband - pm me!
    • Woopster Fan Club
Re: Why I am so happy to be breastfeeding!
« Reply #117 on: June 01, 2008, 21:40:15 pm »
Not only do I find the time we spend nursing peaceful, I find it a sensual pleasure. Does that sound odd? I like the hormone rush I get with nursing, and find the connection with my son is more intimate than any other I've ever had, I think, except perhaps with a lover. Bizarre, huh? But true!

Not odd at all - I completely agree with all of that! 

Offline Kimberly®

  • Resident BW Chatterbox!
  • *****
  • Posts: 4288
  • Showing Appreciation 126
  • Gender: Female
Re: Why I am so happy to be breastfeeding!
« Reply #118 on: June 01, 2008, 23:59:36 pm »
I want to say I am happy because I really didn't think I could do it. I never thought I was strong enough or good enough to do it and I am. That more then anything makes me happy.
Kimberly

Offline ~Michelle~

  • Resident BW Chatterbox!
  • *****
  • Posts: 7698
  • Showing Appreciation 319
  • Look at meeeeeee!
Re: Why I am so happy to be breastfeeding!
« Reply #119 on: June 02, 2008, 06:44:13 am »
It is a very empowering feeling, isn't it Kimberly. It's a very natural progression, you nourished your baby for 9 months inside your body, now your body is providing her with everything she needs to grow and thrive. It really is a miracle when your baby grows bigger and you look down at them one day and think, "Hey, I did all that".

You are doing amazing xx
Michelle, mum to Riley, born July 29th 2005,  Kate, born 12/21/07 and Adora, born Sept. 30th 2011.

Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it is about learning how to dance in the rain.