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Re: Why I am so happy to be breastfeeding!
« Reply #180 on: October 01, 2011, 23:15:50 pm »
Reading this has actually highlighted some of my DD mannerisms.
Her panting to be fed makes me smile so much. So expectant and excited. Sometimes she just dives in, misses the nipple and tries to latch onto whatever flesh is in front of her!
My favourite thing is the way she strokes my arm with the back of her hand as she feeds. Such soft hands and such a precious moment.
I don't think I appreciated it as much until this thread got me thinking. DH declared he is envious that I have that time/bond with our daughter.

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Re: Why I am so happy to be breastfeeding!
« Reply #181 on: November 26, 2011, 22:29:46 pm »
What a great thread!!

Luckily I had a supportive dh and mum, who loved the fact I wanted to b/f. My mum in particular... She had fed my older brother but not me due to medical reasons.

When I am feeding DD, it feels such an achievement that I am "growing" this amazing little person, and those smiles when she has enjoyed a good feed, are just for me... It's totally priceless!

I hope that I can give dd the confidence and support to feeed her children, as it has been the most amazing gift that my mum gave to me.




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Re: Why I am so happy to be breastfeeding!
« Reply #182 on: November 27, 2011, 00:14:42 am »
How lovely Claire.  Well done too.  xx

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Re: Why I am so happy to be breastfeeding!
« Reply #183 on: January 16, 2013, 22:14:25 pm »
I realised today how great it is to still be bf as dd has the flu - high temperature, refusing food and drink - but keeps asking for milk  :).  It's so great to be able to give her cuddles, fluids, calories and antibodies all at the same time  :).  I shall ignore the snot on my boobs  :-X :P
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Re: Why I am so happy to be breastfeeding!
« Reply #184 on: January 16, 2013, 22:25:18 pm »
Aww, how lovely (the feeding rather than the snot!) :)
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Re: Why I am so happy to be breastfeeding!
« Reply #185 on: January 16, 2013, 22:26:33 pm »
 :D :-*  Hope baby feels better soon.

I LOVE this thread.  Went back and re-read some old posts of mine and others.  Gives me that falling in love feeling in my tummy.   
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Re: Why I am so happy to be breastfeeding!
« Reply #186 on: January 17, 2013, 01:53:58 am »
LOL, snot on the boob. BTDT.  :)
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Re: Why I am so happy to be breastfeeding!
« Reply #187 on: January 17, 2013, 09:13:08 am »
I realised today how great it is to still be bf as dd has the flu - high temperature, refusing food and drink - but keeps asking for milk  :).  It's so great to be able to give her cuddles, fluids, calories and antibodies all at the same time  :).  I shall ignore the snot on my boobs  :-X :P

Absolutely. Audrey nursed like a newborn during that flu, I was so grateful we still had that option!




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Re: Why I am so happy to be breastfeeding!
« Reply #188 on: February 18, 2013, 20:35:33 pm »
DD and I had an extra lovely nursing moment this morning :D  I went to bed late last night so I was feeling quite lazy when DD woke up so I asked DH to get her up and bring her to me in bed.  I've never really nursed DD in bed because it was quite uncomfortable for me when she was a newborn but I was tired enough this morning that I thought I'd give it another go.  I nursed her in the side-lying position and she was quite content to lay with me and have a huge breakfast (and it was lot more comfortable for me now that she's bigger) but the real fun started after.  I moved her onto my tummy for a play and she looked down at my breasts and her eyes got huge and she got the biggest "I'm in heaven" grin and proceeded to dive in for more milk.  Every so often she'd come up, smile, and dive onto the other side.  She LOVED that she got to choose the side and switch as often as she wanted and she was so enthusiastic and excited it was hilarious - this went on for 20 minutes (she usually is done nursing in 10 or less).  I love that I can make my LO that happy while nourishing her growing body! ;D
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Re: Why I am so happy to be breastfeeding!
« Reply #189 on: February 18, 2013, 21:34:14 pm »
That is such a lovely story, thank you for sharing ;D
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Re: Why I am so happy to be breastfeeding!
« Reply #190 on: February 19, 2013, 07:43:08 am »
Such a sweet story! :)
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Re: Why I am so happy to be breastfeeding!
« Reply #191 on: February 19, 2013, 08:06:55 am »
Gorgeous story! I'm so looking forward to nursing again! Loved feeding in bed as found it so comfy snuggled up together ;D




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Re: Why I am so happy to be breastfeeding!
« Reply #192 on: February 19, 2013, 09:39:59 am »
Sooooooo grateful to be still nursing my big baby... she has had a bad tummy bug for four days and not eating ANYTHING. But she's been nursing 6 times per day and I'm so glad to be able to feed her something that I know won't irritate her little tummy.




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Re: Why I am so happy to be breastfeeding!
« Reply #193 on: February 19, 2013, 14:58:47 pm »
Love reading all these and nodding my head "yes, I remember that too. "  Hugs and all.  xo

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Re: Why I am so happy to be breastfeeding!
« Reply #194 on: April 22, 2013, 22:45:21 pm »
I love bf'ing my LO! It was hard at first he started on formula and pumped bottles because he refused to latch, but then he got it down and he's such an angel. My favorite part is when he finishes and rolls back and smiles at me. :) or when he strokes my face while eating. I love when he stares at me, and when he closes his eyes and just enjoys his meal. Every moment is perfect!