Upon my arrival home yesterday my little man was quite distressed. He’d had a rocky first full day at day care not having eaten or slept as he normally does. All he wanted was a boob.
While I have enjoyed a breastfeeding relationship with both my children, I had never experienced how instantly and completely comforting it can be for us both until yesterday.
I have never been much of a demand feeder as I always struggled with a feeling of supression being ‘attached’ to my baby ALL the time. I certainly haven’t deprived them, but I have used other methods to comfort them in times of need.
It is because of this that yesterday’s experience coming home was quite unique. I felt happy to hold my little boy and stroke his face as he nuzzled in for a good feed. Not even the shrieks of his older sister dancing around the loungeroom could tear him away. And the guilt I felt for having put him through this hard day just melted away.
If only it were so easy with a toddler…
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