In the fog of early motherhood, I’m a little embarrassed to say how easy it was for me to get caught up checking my phone or watching some mindless tv while breastfeeding my son. It got to the point when he’d be finished feeding and I wouldn’t even realize it because I was engrossed in the latest FB feed. At some point I remember having a real moment when I didn’t have any electronics around and instead just watched my son with my full attention while he was nursing. It was magic. Pure magic. The way his hands moved. The sweet sounds he would make. Watching his mouth move in perfect rhythm with each gulp. I grew more in love in that moment than I thought possible. It was pure bliss watching this miracle in my arms as I gave my precious baby every single thing he needed to thrive. I felt powerful and strong, with love overflowing…along with my milk, which came in stronger than ever.
From that moment, a little seed was planted within me. I knew that I did not want to take this special time for granted any more. And I started thinking there are probably many women just like me who might be missing these precious moments in a similar sleep-deprived, overly stimulated state. That’s why, in honor of National Breastfeeding Month, I decided to create some tools to make it easier to keep this “Breastfeeding Bliss” alive and well. The health and emotional benefits for mama and baby are just too priceless to miss.
I have several tools – videos, apps, cards – that are in progress for all mamas, whether you’re breastfeeding, pumping, or simply feeding your baby the best way that you can. I am so passionate about this! I wish they were already finished. But I am a blissed-out mother of 2 small kiddos after all, so please be patient as I savor this super special time with them. I’ll squeeze in these important projects as quickly as I can. It’ll be worth the wait!
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