In the fogginess and joy of breastfeeding a newborn, I had the sudden realization: I’m providing everything my baby needs to thrive.
Barely 5 weeks old, my son looks to me for love, comfort, nourishment, affection, and protection … basic needs that don’t cost much.
I am grateful for the gift of breastfeeding; when all else fails, it’s the one thing that soothes my baby.
Though feeding on demand can be exhausting, it’s so rewarding to witness my breast milk growing my child, 1 gram at a time.
Skin-to-skin, we cuddle and chat, even as the world dreamss away. Gazing into each other’s eyes, we share smiles and laughter, building memories to be cherished forever.
What special moments do you cherish with your little one?
The bonds that last a lifetime don’t bind overnight—they form slowly over time (Jenn Sinrich)