Saturday, September 11, 2010
I don't get it
A lot of new moms find breastfeeding to be difficult. We must all experience things so differently. I've been lucky enough so far to not experience things like thrush and mastitis, but neither have many of the moms who talk about being so overwhelmed. They talk about their day being consumed by and revolving around feeding. I haven't ever felt that way. I do get annoyed with the limited clothing choices that make for easy nursing in public, but other than that I never think about it. I go about my day and when baby cries, regardless of where I am or what I'm doing, I shove a boob in his mouth. And usually continue about my business one-handed (we haven't mastered hands-free nursing in our sleepy wrap). What could be simpler? Does it all come down to modesty and one's comfort with nursing in public? Because I guess I would be overwhelmed and anxious if I felt the only place I could nurse my infant was at home, lounging with my boppy. Especially in these early days when babies nurse every 1-3hrs. It would be hard to get anything done let alone leave the house if you felt that way. If I knew the secret to not giving a f*@#&, and multi-tasking, I'd share it. Or bottle it up and sell it at least.