This month's theme is "the joys of breastfeeding." Tanya at The Motherwear Breastfeeding Blog, has shared her joys and I wanted to share mine as well.
For me there is not one single joy....but a bunch. It is not the fact that breastmilk is free, does not contain chemicals, or even the fact that it is ready at a moments notice. For me, the joys of breastfeeding are more than that.
I love when Katelyn holds my thumb while she is nursing. Seeing her teeny tiny hand grasp my thumb is so heart warming.
I love the fact that all of her growth is all of my doing. We have petite girls, but every pound and inch gained is like a secret celebration to me!
Even though this one is kind of tough in the beginning.....I love the fact that only I can feed her. Sure pumping my milk and putting it in a bottle is wonderful...but she does not take to bottles very well. Joslyn did not care if it was breast or bottle. But Katelyn only wants the real thing. I secretly love that!
I also love the confidence that comes along with breastfeeding. Ever since I felt comfortable nursing Joslyn, my confidence has grown so much! Now nursing Katelyn I feel I am more confident than ever!
I also love when Joslyn was 8 months old, all I had to ask was "Do you want to eat?" and no matter where she was she would crawl to me in such a hurry with the biggest smile on her face......Just seeing that image in my head makes me smile!
So to me, breastfeeding is more than just feeding my babies. It is a special gift that only I can give them. One thing that I have that no on else has....Mummie's Nummies!
What about you? What are your joys of breastfeeding?