I have to admit that when I first starting writing this post it was a rather typical read about World Breastfeeding Week. Then I quickly realized that there are plenty of other sites that are covering World Breastfeeding Week wonderfully and that I can keep my subject manner light, fluffy, fun and hopefully encouraging!
An awesome card from Halmark for breastfeeding moms. The outside of the card reads:
Whoever said “there’s no use crying over spilled milk” Obviously never pumped six ounces, then accidentally dumped it.
Hang in there. You are doing fine.
As soon as my amigas showed me this card I got happy. FireMom said I was flushed and I have to admit that I was overjoyed to see this card. Why? Because someone else got it. They not only got it , they massed produced it. Thank you Hallmark!
I loved breastfeeding my children, I love helping moms and babies with breastfeeding. I understand the feeling of loosing milk by accident. I once threw away 4 oz in the trash when I meant to be tossing out some yogurt and thought about it for days. I still think of it with disgust, how could I have been so careless? I cried when my sister in law called me and told me that some workmen unplugged her deep freeze and she lost a freezer full of milk. During a black out (three days without electricity) my brother gave his generator to a friend with a freezer full of frozen breastmilk. Those of us who have been there know how important our liquid gold is. We work for it and it is important to us.
Breastfeeding is a hot topic right now. I want to stay away from the contraversy and just talk support here. If you know a breastfeeding mom who is just getting started and needs an uplifting moment. Give her a card like the one above. Do her dishes for her. Bring her a new CD to listen to while she is spending a lot of time in her easy chair! You don’t have to have breastfeed your children to be able to be supportive. Just be there. And you will be yet another person who gets it.
(Disclosure: I didn’t get compensated for talking about this card from Hallmark or anyone else. I bought it on my own dime!)