When I had baby, my life changed instantly. I never knew I could love one little baby girl so completely and yet feel so unsure of myself and tired all at the same time! It seemed like life became a continuous stream of feedings, diaper changes and sleepless nights.
I could not have made it through those early weeks without her dad and my mom helping me out. When she woke up at night, he changed her for me and brought her to me to nurse. When she got fussy in the evenings, he would walk around with her and sing to her. That allowed me to get outside in the fresh air and walk around the block a few times and take care of myself. It really helped me to feel refreshed and ready to go again when I got back home.
My mom was there for me too. She has always been my hero! She would come over and rock and cuddle the baby while I got some much-needed rest. She loved the bonding time and I loved the naps! When my daughter started sucking her hands and was ready to eat, my mom brought her to me and we snuggled in to breastfeed. Mom loved to watch us nurse and said it reminded her of the time she spent breastfeeding me. She was so supportive!
I love the way my family helped ease my transition into motherhood and supported me on my breastfeeding journey. I couldn’t have done it without them!