The Magic of Boobs
When I decided to choose to breastfeed I never actually realised how integeral my boobs would become in the every day life of my son. It’s like I knew that I’d be feeding him my milk and that I’d do so for as long as he want’s I just hadn’t thought that they would be so important, almost magic.
The reason I was promted to write this blog was that the Robot fell off the sofa. He’s 14 months now and is quite hardy with bumps and scrapes occuring ever day. I can’t prevent this happening, he’s a boy and he LOVES to CLIMB EVERYTHING! Today we were innocently playing on the sofa together, like we always do, and he fell off backwards with an almighty bump.
There was that 1 second silence before the squeal of distress happened. He was in tears and squealing the house down bless him. Cuddles on their own were not easing the pain. This is when I resorted to the boob! Yes I offered my breast and he took it a few sucks later and he started to calm down. It is pure magic.
It got me thinking about how magical boobs really are.
The giver of food
They produce the nourishment for our babies from the day they are born. Milk on tap, no heating up no washing up, no mess. If you want to be fed all you have to do is latch on, no fussing. It really has saved me a lot of time in the early months.
This is one that I doubt myself with all the time. It works though so I am inclined to do this as long as it works… They make the baby go to sleep! The Robot still feeds to sleep, we curl up on the toddler bed together and he feeds, he falls asleep, I transfer him to his cot. In the early days the transfer wasn’t possible, the warmness of Mummy rocked and that meant sleepy cuddles. Bonus!
The fall off the sofa hasn’t been the Robots only accident. He’s a little monkey really but having the ability to whip out a boob to calm his woes is pretty magical!
There are times when the Robot just wants to play with something that isn’t his. Sometimes this just means that he’ll climb on or over me to get to his prize. A bit of a struggle later and he spots my top, and then it’s all about the boob. This then gives me time to hide said object behind the sofa while he gets MILK!
Who was it that said silence was golden? There are those occasions when you have a screaming child where you need them to be quiet. I’m talking baby cinema. Boobs are amazing at baby cinema, not only do they keep the baby quiet the dark atmosphere also makes them fall asleep, see above. It has certainly made my parent cinema going experience worth it!
A little bit of Mummy love and a cuddle on the boob really does cure all including just feeling a bit low.
Basically Boobs for babies are amazing and if you choose to breastfeed I can assure you that you will find it absolubtly magic. I hope those of you that couldn’t breastfeed or chose not to have found the magic elsewhere? I am sure you have because the love for our babies is a magic unlike no other.
How do you find the magic?