Monday, May 7, 2007


*pick, pick, pick*

*pinch, pinch, pinch*

*pull, pull, pull*

Lately nursing has had a high suckage factor.
And not in the way all those LLL pamphlets told me about.
It's appeal has gone downhill now that the person who is doing the sucking is a T.O.D.D.L.E.R. who has sprouted octopus arms almost overnight and who seeks to entertain herself with whatever part of MY BODY that is within arms length while nursing. This includes, but is not limited to:
- finding and picking at the tiniest of moles, or the one in between where I should have cleavage which actually may really be a third nipple;
- pulling at my hair or BETTER YET! my collar bone which creeps me out b/c EVER.;
- pinching my other nip but not before she gives the whole package a gentle s-q-u-e-e-z-e and a little pat as if she thinks it's lonely which... really... it's not.

She's strong.
She's stubborn.
And just as I think I am winning the battle she throws in a foot, usually to my jaw, which distracts me enough to leave her target of choice all exposed and vulnerable.
And still. I wouldn't give up moments like these for anything...


B. Goldenwood said...

A darling little rascal. Cheers!

Anonymous said...

At what age did you stop breast feeding your first child?

Wicked Stepmom said...

Anon - Hansel (now 4) was "breastfed" for 5 months. I ran into some challenges (improper latch, supply issues and PAIN!), didn't know what I was doing, had a poor support system, and hired a Lactation Consultant from HELL, so 5 months is all I could do... 3 of the 5 months was spent exclusively pumping.

With Gretel, I joined a breastfeeding mother's support group led by the best L.C. EVAH. I had all of the same problems with Gretel as I did with Hansel, but I was able to overcome them all with their help and support.

Anonymous said...

That's so great - you have one happy little girl!

Anonymous said...

Such cute BF pics! Kudos to you for the EBF and having the guts to post them!!!!