Successful Breastfeeding Mom
Written by: Kathleen Ramsey Little
I’m sitting on the edge of a cliff grasping for what little branches I can find to hang onto.
Using all my strength to keep from plunging down to the deep dark waters of depression below.
I feel incomplete.
Like I’m not a full woman. It’s as if I am not what a real mom should be. I want to nurture and feed him enough to support his life like a mother is supposed to do, but I can’t and it’s tearing me apart inside.
A daily struggle with thoughts saying I’m inadequate. Not good enough. Not a real woman.
I feel defeated.
No. Reaching harder so I don’t fall.
My child will still thrive and be healthy. My baby is loved. He is my world, my life, my everything. I must hold on for him.
I’ve done my best; I’ve tried my hardest. I am a real woman; I am a good mom. My best is more than good enough. I love my baby and he loves me.
Breastfeeding doesn’t only mean attached to the breast. It also means expressed AND donor’s milk.
I am NOT a failure.
I am a Successful Breastfeeding Mom.
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