In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week and National Breastfeeding Month, I’m sharing from our 100 Words Project every day.
A story from Katie:
A teeny mouth tries to navigate bowling ball breasts,
which deflate as baby grows, things calm down.
Bottle rejection leads to angry babe and Mastitis
With sippies and solids, things calm down.
Fire nipples threaten each feeding session,
Fixed by Diflucan and drooly purple smiles, things calm down.
Pinching, thrashing, ever so distracted,
Big sis interrupts—unlatch—start over
Peek-a-boo boo-boos entice, things calm down.
Now, babbles at the wall while eating
Banana-flavored fingers fishhook me in the mouth
1 year later, so healthy and feisty on Mommy’s magic milk
Things are calm as she sleeps, at least for now.
Stories can be submitted for publication to this blog by emailing them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please keep them to 100 words or less. Before publication, stories will be edited only for minor spelling/grammatical errors. If the stories will be published in any other medium or venue, other than this blog, your permission will be obtained. Feel free to widely share this post and encourage others to also submit their stories.