Breastfeeding – My Poem

‘Breast is best’ everyone said
So determined was Mummy to try.
It took 2 midwives and Mummy to latch you on,
But all you did was cry.

And cry you did for 4 days straight,
Mummy’s boob you didn’t want to leave,
But being sat there on the couch wasn’t so bad,
From the housework you earned Mummy reprieve.

Everything settled down and the days they passed,
You were certainly getting no thinner,
‘Hurrah!’ said Daddy to Mummy’s DD boobs,
‘Everyone’s a winner!’

But then things took a turn for the worst,
When the postman brought a parcel one day,
For Mummy answered the door with her boob flapping about,
And frightened the postman away.

But alas we persevered and battled on,
Despite the growth spurts and mastitis,
And even when the shower Mummy hadn’t seen for days,
You didn’t seem to mind in the slightest.

So we’ve made it this far through good times and tough,
Through sleepless nights with half-hourly feeds,
And it’s so amazing to know that, just for now,
Mummy is all you need.

*Disclaimer – The woman in the photograph is NOT me – ain’t getting my baps out in front of any camera please and thank you.

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16 Comments

  1. Valerie Robinson
    1st August 2017 / 11:20 am

    Aw that is a lovely poem. Thank you!

  2. 1st August 2017 / 5:19 pm

    Very sweet. It’s hard, but worth it.
    #dreamteam

  3. 1st August 2017 / 5:21 pm

    I never really got the hang of breast feeding, if I had the support 100 years ago when I was struggling that is available now maybe I would have mastered it#dreamteam@_karendennis

    • 1st August 2017 / 5:23 pm

      We are so lucky to have some fantastic support nowadays but there is still a way to go in terms of society’s attitudes to breastfeeding in public! Thank you for commenting Karen!

  4. 3rd August 2017 / 12:56 pm

    So tough! So many memories of latching on and leaky boobs! Breast pads everywhere! 🙂 #dreamteam

  5. 3rd August 2017 / 6:32 pm

    LOL I was gonna say what a cute baby you have – I wouldn’t have my boobs out either. My sister-in-law took a photo of me breastfeeding my third child at her christening. I was a bit horrified but when she printed it & gave it to me, you can’t see any boob because of my technique lol And I treasure that photo now, it’s the only one I have of me breastfeeding 🙂 I had a rough time getting my first going too but it gets easier as it goes along happily! Thank you for sharing with us at #BloggerClubUK x

    • 3rd August 2017 / 10:50 pm

      Haha at “I wouldn’t have my boobs out either!” Aw that is lovely though that you have a photo – such an important chapter and yet very few people will have anything to remember it by! Yes the first one is tough – so much so for me that she ended up being formula fed! I’ve got to my third baby and it’s definitely been a case of 3rd time lucky! Thanks for your comment!

  6. 4th August 2017 / 6:55 am

    Haha I remember frightening the occasional postman away myself! You just kind of get a bit desensitized to the whole “baps out” thing don’t you? Especially when you’re in your own home. I think the hubby still has flashbacks of me sat with my spaniels ears hanging out on the sofa watching X Factor. It’s never quite ad easy as the books suggest – but it’s so beautiful if it works for you isn’t it. Loved this xx

    • 4th August 2017 / 7:06 am

      I read a statistic recently that most postal workers were male, could this be why? Could they only be feigning fear when secretly they’re joining Royal Mail in their droves knowing full well they’ll catch sight of the occasional stray boob?!!
      ‘Spaniel ears!’ Hahahaha!!!!!
      Thank you for your comment Dawn – means a lot xx

  7. 6th August 2017 / 10:32 pm

    Haha hilarious and heart-warming in equal measure! I didn’t end up breast-feeding due to being unable to move/hold my baby for a week after she was born, and although I’m fine with it, reading something lovely like this does make me a touch sad. I’m glad that you have that special bond, it sounds so precious. Perhaps not so sad about not flashing the postman, although I’m not sure ours would even notice… might try just for fun #dreamteam

    • 6th August 2017 / 11:16 pm

      Sounds like you had a really tough time!! My first daughter was formula fed because I was shit at breastfeeding (so your reason is waaay better than mine!) and I can confirm that she has progressed into a normally functioning human with the correct number of fingers and toes and no strange alien antennae! AND we have a great bond! So don’t feel one little bit sad MTM, you’re doing an awesome job and I know that the phrase ‘fed is best’ has been out and about more times than my boob when the post’s being delivered but it’s true!!!!xx

  8. 7th August 2017 / 8:15 pm

    What a fab poem, and you had me in stitches over the postman incident. Hopefully he never mentioned it?! Did he? LOL! It sounds like you are enjoying a positive experience now. Enjoy! The time whizzes past in a blink. #DreamTeam x

    • 7th August 2017 / 8:51 pm

      His reaction was priceless, he had no clue where to look or what to do, he just wanted to run away! I was too sleep-deprived at that stage to really care less that he’d seen my boob but I’ve avoided him ever since. It’s why I never shop online anymore!!xx

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