Another morning another painful feed 😭 it’s so painful when he latches on at the moment. It does dull a little after a few minutes but OW it’s almost like the newborn stage. And I’m pretty sure there’s no milk left now. He only really feeds in morning, before bed and when he wants to fall asleep for a nap. Other times he runs over and tries a couple of sucks but then realises no milk and gives up and goes back to playing. I’m sad our breastfeeding relationship is changing but I’m so glad he can still get comfort from me and I hope he carries on as it is still a valuable parenting tool for me 🤣 HOWEVER IF HE COULD STOP TWIDDLING RIGHT NOW THAT WOULD BE GREAT 😖 He only has his hand resting down my top here thankfully as my persistence in removing it from my nipple paid off! 😖
There are oh so many things I could (and will!) post for @thisisalicerose fabulous "Think What Not To Say" campaign But I think the artwork of @courtneymprivett expresses it pretty perfectly. This is the shit we face. All. the. bloody. time. As Jody Day said in her TED talk, whenever one of these comments comes up you immediately think BINGO!
If there were prizes for infertility bingo, I reckon most of us would have won some pretty impressive rewards for our high scores. 'Have you tried...' BINGO! 'At least...' BINGO! 'Why don't you just...' BINGO!
When what we actually want to hear is: "I acknowledge your pain. I'm not trying to fix it. I won't tell you what to do. I am aware you have probably Googled every scientific journal on infertility since 1981 and could apply for Mastermind on the subject"