So, did I make a breakthrough this weekend with nursing in front of the In-Laws? Maybe not quite a breakthrough, more like a tiny chip. I wrote about Breastfeeding in front of visitors a few weeks back and the issues I have around this.
The In-Laws visited this week and we arranged a trip out to take Princess to her favourite miniature railway. It was a lovely day and we also discovered a new sensory garden that everyone enjoyed. Tinkerbell was going to need feeding while we were out, so I was going to have to bite the bullet.
OK I wasn’t so brave as to flop out a boob out over tea and cake with Granddad, rather I slopped off to a quiet bench while they checked out the Model Railways in the Portakabin, but it was progress for me. This tact will get us by I hope.
But enough of my rather lame story of In-Laws and boobs, there were some amazing stories shared last week, and two deserve a special mention.
Jenny from The Brick Castle shared this post about her sheer determination to feed her baby when support was pretty non existent. Some times Breastfeeding requires every ounce of determination you have and I don’t think anyone prepares you for that. We’re so lucky these days to have more support available so if you are struggling, get some help. It can make the world of difference. Sometimes it’s just one small nugget of advice that makes all the difference.
The other story that touched me was Beau Twins Mummy and her story of feeding her twins. Even contemplating feeding twins scares me! She did such an amazing job, it’s just a shame it came to an end sooner than she would have liked it to. It bought it home to me how much of an impact Dads have on the Breastfeeding relationship.
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