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Monday Memories: The Twenty-fifth!

August 23rd, 2009 · 10 Comments

This past week Puna at Life Signatures posted a question about breastfeeding.  Our minds must have been connected because the day before I read her post, I thought that the memory I would write about  this week would be breastfeeding!  Please note now: There will be no photos with this post!

We had a tough start, my firstborn boy and I.  The lactation specialist at the hospital told me that my son was latching on incorrectly and it took several days for my milk to come in, and…yow! it sure did hurt at first!  We got through all of that and it was bliss for the rest of the 14 months that I nursed him!  I went on to nurse my daughter and youngest son for about the same amount of time each.  I’m glad I didn’t give up when some older relatives kept making comments about how they thought that my milk just couldn’t be enough.  I’m small on top, but there was plenty of milk. My babies all gained weight and grew like they were supposed to and they had those sweet, sweet baby rolls, so obviously they were not starving!  The time that I spent with my babies during nursing was such precious time.

Now it’s your turn!  What are you remembering today?  If you have something to share with us today, leave a link to your blog post or photo in Mr. Linky.  If you don’t have a blog, tell us about a memory in the comment section.  I want to hear from everybody!  (If Mr. Linky  isn’t working, you can put your link in the comments section.)  Please remember to:

  • Leave a link to the specific blog post, not to your general blog address, to make it easier for people to find your memory post.
  • Make sure your link works and that it goes to your specific memory post.
  • Put a link back to here in your post so that your readers can come and read about everyone’s memories!
  • Visit the other participants and please leave comments on their posts!  We all love comments!
  • Enjoy the party and come back next week for Monday Memories: The Twenty-sixth!

Tags: Family · Monday Memories

10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 lmerie // Aug 24, 2009 at 9:35 am

    Flashback! The curled toes and the sweaty shins – of those first few days (I had an aggressive nurser) but glad I stuck with it too!
    .-= lmerie´s last blog ..Monday Memories: Small Wishes =-.

  • 2 Gayle // Aug 24, 2009 at 11:16 am

    Hi lmerie!
    Haha! Great description!

  • 3 Kimmie // Aug 24, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    I have fond memories of the very same thing! My sister-in-law had recommended cabbage leaves in my bra for the initial pain …. I love that kind of advice don’t you? A lot more encouraging than “Maybe it’s not going to work”
    .-= Kimmie´s last blog ..shells collected =-.

  • 4 Monday Memories ~ Young Momma : LifeSignatures // Aug 24, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    […] Posted on Gayle’s Monday Memories. […]

  • 5 Puna // Aug 24, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    My gosh Gayle. Ouch.
    .-= Puna´s last blog ..Monday Memories ~ Young Thai Lady =-.

  • 6 spread your wings // Aug 24, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    such sweet, sweet memories of those days here too. it’s a special time for mother and child.
    .-= spread your wings´s last blog ..happy / blissful =-.

  • 7 elk // Aug 24, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    is this a nursing party? count me in …twice… and loved it, what a bond!

  • 8 DesignTies // Aug 25, 2009 at 10:37 am

    No memories of breastfeeding here…. these boobies haven’t seen much sucking action!!

    Why is it that things that you expect to happen perfectly naturally take so much work and cause a lot of pain?!

    Kelly
    .-= DesignTies´s last blog ..Transforming your fabric vision to reality =-.

  • 9 County Fair Views // Aug 29, 2009 at 11:28 am

    […] photo would have been good for the breastfeeding Monday Memories […]

  • 10 sunnymama // Sep 1, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Awesome post! Hurrah for breastfeeding memories :)
    .-= sunnymama´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday =-.

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