In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week and National Breastfeeding Month, I’m sharing from our 100 Words Project every day.
Receiving and reading your stories this month has affirmed to me that We Are Not Alone in This! Our experiences, whether glorious or devestating, make us, color our experience and inform us as we move forward. Thank you for your vulnerability. I have many, many, many more submissions so be watching this space for more of your stories soon.
With a final push you were born, drug free and alert. Placed immediately on my chest to fall in love. Within minutes you began to root and I put you to my breast. So primal and instinctual. We cuddled and nursed, and loved and bonded. No interventions, no nurses running around, just you and me and the power of birth. We sat there as a family as you took your first breaths, let your cord stop pulsing, and took your first gulp of my milk. I cherish that moment because it was the moment I became your mom.
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.