In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week and National Breastfeeding Month, I’m sharing from our 100 Words Project every day.
All the way through this project, I’ve thought I should write my own story. I can’t think of a better day to do so than the 11th anniversary of the day I became a mother.
I was mistaken…terribly mistaken. I thought I could get “straight A’s” in breastfeeding, much like I had in most other things in life. I thought if I just tried hard enough, read hard enough, researched hard enough. I didn’t need help, just more resources. I was mistaken. What it required was for someone to come along side, to sit with me, to tell me that I wasn’t alone on this journey. Instead of isolating, I needed to find and surround myself with the women who were in this with me.
Happy Birthday, beautiful Svea!
You taught me more than anyone!
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.