Monday, November 12, 2012

Thirty Days of Gratitude - Day 12: Breastfeeding

Photo by The Purple Lady
Today, I am grateful for the ability that I have to breastfeed my baby. I know what you are thinking: "Did she just say, "Breast?" Haha. Well, yes I did. And, if talking about female reproductive organs - and the most natural way to feed a beautiful, precious baby - is uncomfortable for you, then this post may not be your cup of tea. ;)

So many mothers that I know; though, have had a difficult time nursing their child(ren) and weren't able to do so for long, if at all, because of complications or certain health issues. I know that the desire to breastfeed one's child and having difficulty in doing so has been the source of stress and heartache for so many mothers.

I simply recognize today that I am very fortunate to have always been blessed in that area - that breastfeeding my children has always come as a natural, unchallenging thing, and has always been the source of overwhelming joy; a beautiful bonding experience from the day each child was born. It is a gift that I would not trade for the world.

Nothing can replace the amazing bond that is shared between a mother and child through the beautiful blessing of breastfeeding. I personally am filled with so much love and gratitude each time that I hold my beautiful baby girl in my arms, and knowing that I am able to provide her with a form of nourishment and comfort that no one else can give brings me such pride and happiness.

These moments are beautiful beyond words or description - and as she looks up at me intently while she nurses, studying me with those big, beautiful, steel blue eyes, I can't help but be grateful for a Heavenly Father who loved me enough to send her to me - and for being so wise as to think of such an amazing gift to bestow upon His daughters. :)

Related Links:

Baby's Breath

All Things Purple: Thirty days of Gratitude

1 comment:

  1. Loved this one. I rarely talk about my ease in breastfeeding because it always seems to be taken as a judgement on someone else and their inability to breastfeed. I have breastfed all four (the girls a year or more and Beckah while pregnant with Owen) and every single time it was a breeze. I'm an over producer too. I'm pretty sure that I could feed triplets with ease. It is a HUGE blessing and I, like you, am incredible thankful for how easy it has been.