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The Joy of Breastfeeding and How It Makes You Feel Special as a Mother
As we celebrate “Breastfeeding week” this time of the year, every year it is a reminiscence to a number of happy mothers like me. I am a proud mother of a 12-year-old son. I still remember that entire period when I breastfed my son. It seems like just a while ago.
When I began breastfeeding like every mother even I was worried and not sure if I will be able to do it every two hours in the beginning. And to add to that I would keep getting advice from every other person on how I should be doing it and what all I should be eating. Though some people would say it’s irritating to receive so much advice I would say every piece of advice helped me. I tried to take most of it and it really helped me. I ate everything from greens to fenugreek seeds to drinking enough milk to make sure there was enough breastmilk for my son.
There were ‘n’ number of sleepless nights as I had to feed him every two hours. I would get up automatically to feed him. Surprisingly there was no resistance at all. It was just that feeling of holding him in my arms again which would make me happy. Undoubtedly breastfeeding is one of the ways to build a bond with your baby. It does make you feel special to be able to do something for your baby which no one else can do. All breastfeeding mothers should be proud of themselves. I am glad I could do it for more than two years.
Towards the end, I would also like to confess that doing it at night was a bit tiring as I had not slept for a whole night for almost three years. But there was nothing to regret at all. Nothing absolutely. I loved every moment.
Now, for those mothers who are not able to breastfeed due to personal reasons, please don’t think you have not done enough. You are still as much a mother as others who are able to breastfeed.
A big round of applause and regards to all the wonderful mothers reading this.