It’s well known that the journey to a successful nursing relationship is not an easy one. The road often begins with a lot of bumps and bruises, and the obstacles (not enough milk, sore nipples, improper latch) can often lead to a begrudging change in the best laid plans.
So it’s unsurprising when one-time nursing pessimists -- who have successfully managed to overcome those roadblocks -- find that they have become breastfeeding junkies.
Take actress Constance Marie, of The George Lopez Show, who recently chronicled her nursing experience on People.com. Here are some of her humorous memories:
- “That is why our nipples get darker during pregnancy -- to provide contrast so the baby can see it! Like a bullseye! Who knew?”
- “Seriously, why don’t these things come with gauges so we can see how much milk is coming out?!”
- “MY BOOBS ARE AMAZING! I have always looked at them as just okay — less than average, ya know? But now when I look down, I think, “WOW! These girls are powerful!” I’m finally proud of them! Now I get what they’re for.”
I, too, can testify that after all the initial pain and suffering -- I was quite reluctant to stop. I nursed my daughter for 18 months and when it was finally over, I was definitely sad to see it end.
What about you, Parenting moms: did you turn into a nursing addict? What were some of the highs and lows of your breastfeeding journey?
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