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. Real 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

Why on Earth do we do it then?

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