Letting Go of Breastfeeding

August 5, 2014 5:55 PM

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Letting Go of Breastfeeding

Eva was born a completely different kind of human than her brother. She looks different, sleeps different, even smells different. I don't know why this is so surprising, but it is. Every day I look at her and think, "Who are you? Where did you come from? Why aren't you crying?"

From the beginning, breastfeeding was hard. An opposite experience from Sir Nurses A Lot. She pushed me away, cried in frustration, and squirmed out of my arms from the day she was born. I tried anyway. I pumped, didn't pump, took away the bottle, brought it back again, and ate so much fenugreek tha...

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