The truth is that parenting can be lonely…even for us married ladies. I sat at my table tonight eating dinner alone, again, as my husband had tagged me out and took over trying to get our daughter to bed. I kept her up so he could see her when he got home, so she was overtired and fighting sleep hard. I had waited to eat so that we could eat together for once as he often has school or work in the evening.

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      Nursing your baby can look like this

      ….but more often it looks like this

      The reality is that breastfeeding is 10% sweet and 90% crazy, at least for me! So what does it feel like to breastfeed? What is breastfeeding really like? Breastfeeding is:

      Pinching

      Pounding

      Titty Twisting

      Tugging

      Scratching

      Popping off to stare around and expose you…then yelling at you because the boob is gone

      Nipple damage

      Biting (come one do they really need teeth this young?!)

      Acrobatic nursing

      Baby testing how far your nipples can stretch

      Feeling absolutely touched out

      Wondering if your breasts will ever be sexual objects again

      Wondering if your breasts will ever stop being this strange shape

      It’s pumping at work to keep up supply

      It’s dealing with hot nursing covers

      It’s nursing in strange places to get a little privacy

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