Friday, August 5, 2016

My First "Big Latch On" (Plus a Giveaway!)

In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week, I'm doing a blog post every day August 1-7. Each post will have a link to my small giveaway.

Hi, everyone!

Sorry there was no blog post yesterday. I spent a big chunk of the day at the hospital with a family member (he's fine).

Today's post is going to be short and sweet. Because I want to keep my blog authentic, I'm going to be honest with you. I'm having one of those I'm-so-awkward-it-hurts days. The only good thing about my painfully awkward day is that there's a blog post about it brewing in my mind. I need to get that written while it's hot, which is why this will be short.

I went to my first Big Latch On event today! I felt awkward (did I mention that?) for reasons that have nothing to do with the event or breastfeeding. But when my son latched on along with all the other babies to their moms, and we all raised our hands for the count, it felt like I was raising my hand in victory with this community of mothers. We are breastfeeders! We're giving our babies the best. We're saving our families money while doing it. Our dedication, sacrifice, and joy now will make a huge impact for the rest of our children's lives.

The moment my son latched on, it didn't matter how awkward I felt. That melted away for a moment, and I was just Momma. (And then he puked it all over himself and the moment was over, but, I mean...) Breastfeeding doesn't just comfort my boy; it comforts me too.

Follow this link to check out my nursing necklace giveaway!

Other posts to enjoy:
The Best Reactions I've Gotten While Public Breastfeeding

My Exclusively Breastfed Baby Starts Solids Soon (And I'm Emotional)

Breastfeeding without a Cover Doesn't Compromise My Modesty

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