As a new, slightly neurotic, first-time mom, I find myself constantly second-guessing and overthinking every decision I make regarding my sweet little Emma, except my decision to breastfeed her. Every time she latches on, I instantly feel like a wonderful mom. It has not always been easy - it has been painful and awkward at times, but I love knowing that I am able to provide her with so much comfort, nourishment and happiness naturally. Plus I just love staring at her sweet little peaceful face when she is eating!
I actually have a question. What would be the "kind" way to feed an adopted child. My husband and I are in the process of adopting. I would love to breast feed, but from what I've read it would require taking prescription drugs (I've never been pregnant). Are there any kind formulas out there? Any suggestions would be helpful.
It's taught me that I'm strong. Breastfeeding isn't always easy, and it's amazing how uncomfortable it makes some people when you feed your child in front of other people. I feel like such a good mom by persevering through all of the ridiculous societal judgements and doing this truly wonderful thing for my child.
It's also made me want to help everyone I can experience this beautiful act.
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