Last week's Breastfeeding Blog Hop was on "Thing I Wish I Would Have Known before Breastfeeding." For my post I wrote, I Wish I Would Have Known How Stupid People Could Be, not the classiest of titles but, people suck - the mean ones anyway. Even the well meaning folks who can't help their ignorance about breast feeding can say things that just make me wonder if they don’t realize they are talking to another woman and we should be supportive; not judgmental.
Life with Levi and breastfeeding, pumping mama extraordinaire was (some how) inspired by my post for this week’s breastfeeding hop topic: Success Stories.
I feel, as she does, that any amount of time trying breastfeeding is a success. It is a wonder why any of us even attempt it with so much negativity and bad publicity that breastfeeding gets. Not to mention how my breasts, our breasts have become only associated with sex. Side note: Must read My Boobs by @LittleAnimation.
In previous posts, I've written about how I could not get my son to nurse past nine months. I don’t know if it was my body or his unwillingness to nurse any more, but at about nine months, we were done. Most reading this may know that baby girl is 14 months and still nursing! I'm worried she will be nine and still wanting to nurse but that is another post. When it is all said and done nursing my kids, my babies have been a gift that I cherish and one of the proudest accomplishments that I have ever done in my life.
We are all successes. We are all Goddesses. We are all mothers. And if I've meet you online or in person, breastfeeding mama or not, I am a better woman for knowing you and sharing our successes.
This post is part of the Breastfeeding Blog Hop. This week’s topic is Success Stories. Feel free to check out some of the other blogs that have linked up, or add your own Success Story post: