mcelmama

toddlersandchampagne:

That not all women can breastfeed despite extensive efforts.

Not all women can physically pump as not all will respond to the pumping stimuli.

Not all babies will latch.

Not all careers support the ability to breastfeed despite rights.

So just remember that when you…

Take it from a mom whose baby won’t breastfeed, it’s a very tough decision to make to take other avenues. So judgemental remarks make me feel like I didn’t make the best decision for my child when in reality just feeding my child at all is what is best.
mcelmama
Because Mommy is forever.
It’s such a powerful name. Mommy means “I trust you.” Mommy means “you will protect me.” Mommy is for shouting when you need someone dependable and for laughing with when you are excited; Mommy is for crying on and cuddling with when you are sad or giggling and hiding behind when you are embarrassed. Mommy is the fixer of boo-boos and the mender of broken hearts. Mommy is a comfort place, a safe place. Mommy means you are mine and I am yours and we are family.
Katie Davis (via jessirynn)

mommyakajenna

Hahaha omg. That would be impossible considering I haven’t been cleared for baby making relations and even after clearance there will be protection because no more babies for at least three years. I can’t even think about that right now.

Btw totally unrelated, but no one ever tells you how incredibly hard having a newborn is. I mean they warn you about a lack of sleep, but really it’s everything else that’s hard.

Anonymous asked:

Why did Mila become an outside cat?

Because it was best for us and her. She was obviously not happy cooped up inside because she had very destructive habits and became very mean over time. So we tried her outside and she’s much calmer and happy now.

This is my freezer stash after just three weeks of pumping. I’m starting a stash in the deep freeze now.

I did not choose to exclusive pump; it chose me when my son decided he didn’t want/couldn’t breastfeed. I had great expectations of breastfeeding. Those would be shattered just days after he was born when he refused to breastfeed and then became severely dehydrated (no wet/dirty diaper in over 24 hours) and jaundiced. I had no choice but to give him a bottle. 

Now that I’m exclusively bottle feeding my breast milk I know this was the right choice. Up until this week we still tried often to latch and feed on the breast. It always ended with one of us crying. That stress was not worth my son getting my milk from my breast vs. a bottle. I hear a lot from other women telling me I need to keep trying or I ruined my chances of ever BF because I gave him a bottle that early. But I open the freezer and see my stash and I’m proud I was able to make the decision to do what was best for my son even though it was a difficult decision for me and not how I imagined things would be.

And let me say: my boy is very well fed and growing like a weed so that’s all that matters to me.

This is my freezer stash after just three weeks of pumping. I’m starting a stash in the deep freeze now.

I did not choose to exclusive pump; it chose me when my son decided he didn’t want/couldn’t breastfeed. I had great expectations of breastfeeding. Those would be shattered just days after he was born when he refused to breastfeed and then became severely dehydrated (no wet/dirty diaper in over 24 hours) and jaundiced. I had no choice but to give him a bottle.

Now that I’m exclusively bottle feeding my breast milk I know this was the right choice. Up until this week we still tried often to latch and feed on the breast. It always ended with one of us crying. That stress was not worth my son getting my milk from my breast vs. a bottle. I hear a lot from other women telling me I need to keep trying or I ruined my chances of ever BF because I gave him a bottle that early. But I open the freezer and see my stash and I’m proud I was able to make the decision to do what was best for my son even though it was a difficult decision for me and not how I imagined things would be.

And let me say: my boy is very well fed and growing like a weed so that’s all that matters to me.