You know what?! In creating this space and just being open about breastfeeding… So many women and even men, have taken the opportunity to talk to me about their stories. What they did, how long, how challenging and how rewarding. Or even just to say I tried and I couldn’t do it, or I remember those days. AND my exclusively pumping mamas, they understand the struggle, and they are my heroes!
Some people I didn’t even know had kids, that never ever even spoken to me before, will talk to me about their breastfeeding experience. Abuelitas and strangers.
I love it.
This is what normalizes breastfeeding. I love getting questions in the break room. When people want to know what I’m steaming in the microwave… and I usually have something witty to say, but it breaks the ice and creates a space for conversation.
Its Sunday we were up entirely too early for this Mami, but I breastfed and typed this up. So, now my arm is burning! Yet, so proud of us, we are 9 months strong!
My goal is to share daily breastfeeding moments as Breastfeeding Awareness month comes to an end.
By the way check out my new header image! Photo credit to another amazing Latina Mommy Living on Cafe, Diana from www.dianavphotos.com you can also find her on Instagram @dianavphotos and Facebook too.