Happy World Breastfeeding Week

Bedtime Conversation

3yo: Mummy, I’m thinking about something!

Me: What are you thinking about?

3yo: Some mothers take care of their children when they need something. Even if they have a baby and a big boy who is 3 or maybe 4! If the baby wants to nurse and the 3 years old wants to nurse, some mums let their big boy nurse too, even if he is 3 or 4!

Me: That’s right, sweetheart! Some mothers do do that and some don’t!

3yo: Which one are you?

Me, perplexed: I breastfed you for more than 3 years! That’s a very long time, and even when your little brother was a baby I still breastfed you alongside with him for a few moths!

3yo: But I still need to!

Me: I understand!

Silence ….

3yo, with his eyes closed: Mummy, do you know what I am dreaming about right now?

Me: I would love to know!

3yo: I’m dreaming you are nursing me!

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Did I take out my boob to nurse him? No!

But in the morning when I nursed the baby and he latched on the other side without a word, I too remained silent and we stayed like this, in perfect stillness for a few minutes.

A few minutes that didn’t take any effort from my side.

Moments that meant the world for him!

If you’d like to read more about my breastfeeding journey click Here and Here.

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