Letter to {exclusively} Breastfeeding Mamas {maybe not by choice}

Breastfeeding. Possibly one of the things in raising a child that is the most difficult {for mama} & the most sought after. This letter is not meant to shame mamas who didn't or can't breastfeed. A fed baby is a happy baby {and mama}. This letter is to expose a side of breastfeeding that is often times not shared.

Dear tired, worn out, exclusively breastfeeding mama,

I see you.

I see you, when it's 1 a.m. & you've been breastfeeding all day and your little one wants a bit more to go back to sleep. I see you. You can't send your significant other in to feed your kid. You must do it.

I see you.

I see you, when your kid is 4 months old and you desperately need a date night with your significant other. You can only leave the house long enough to enjoy a moderately paced dinner - because by the time you leave the house, park the car, walk to dinner, eat dinner, walk to the car, & get home, your kid is losing her mind because they are starving & you are the only one that can feed them.

I see you.

I see you when your kid doesn't nap, which means you haven't had a moment to yourself and now they don't want to go to bed. You're probably the only one that can rock them to sleep because they will want food.

I see you.

I see you when your friends want to go out and do something fun lasting longer than 2 hours. Do you go & just not stay the whole time? Do you reschedule for when your kid is 2 years old and can eat without you?

I see you.

I see you when you're at a family get together and all your kid wants to do it eat. Do you fight the nursing cover and stay out to socialize with everyone? OR feel isolated in a back bedroom to feed your kid?

I see you.

I see you when your kid won't take a bottle & has allergies so you're on a crazy diet and no one can ever keep up with what you are and are not eating.

Mama, I see you! Your're doing a great job & your little one loves you!

Until next time, Much Love,


About Chelsea

I joined the journey of motherhood in February when I gave birth to my daughter, Emily. Motherhood is such a blessing, but in no way easy. I blog to encourage, love, and support other moms.  

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