Breastfeeding. The most beautiful thing the world. Absolutely (once you and babe figure it out… but I digress). But it the things it does to your grey matter… To wit:
“Why can I not complete a coherent sentence?”
Jane, writing when Cinder was two months old
“I was working towards a salient, cohesive point here, but it’s just been sucked out through my nipples.”
Jane, writing when Flora was five months old
“I had a superbly well-articulated argument for what the real cause of this was and had to take a break to nurse tha’ baby and I think he sucked the idea out of my head.”
Jane, writing when Ender was six months old
And finally, she sums it all up:
“My brain is leaking out through my nipples.”
Jane, writing when Ender was nine months old
N.B. Ender is now officially a weanie. I need to start searching for new excuses…
Photos: Mother and Child by naturemandala; Bernardino Luini – Nursing Madonna.
More like this–I don’t write an awful lot about breastfeeding anymore, and I cringe a bit when I read what I used to write about breastfeeding, but Why Isn’t It Natural is still a pretty powerful post…
For funny nurslings-and-boobiesuckers stories, check out From the mouths of nurslings, The most important word and Nipple malaria.
For evidence-based information about “what’s normal” while breastfeeding and weaning and support, get thee to KellyMom or The Leaky Boob.