Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Breastfeeding Blues

Lilypie Breastfeeding Ticker

The time will come for me to wean her off breast milk.

Oh Rushda, it has been a wonderful joy to provide you with the right nutrients and comfort all this time. Alhamdulillah. You have made me reign as a champion breastfeeding mum. We must also thank our families who have been supportive and giving advices (like Cousin Edmary and Kak Erni).

Please know that Ummi will still and always love you.

Ummi and Abi will be here to provide you with your needs and rights.

Here's a breastfeeding poem in our favourite Dr Seuss style:

Seuss for Nursing Mommies

Would you nurse her at the park? Would you nurse him in the dark? Would you nurse him with a boppy? And when your boobs are feeling floppy?

I would nurse her in the park. I would nurse him in the dark. I'd nurse with or without a boppy. Floppy boobs will never stop me.

Can you nurse with your seat belt on? Can you nurse from dusk til dawn? Though she may pinch me, bite me, pull,I will nurse her til she's full.

Can you nurse and make some soup? Can you nurse and feed the group? It makes her healthy strong and smart, Mommy's milk is the best start!

Would you nurse him at the game? Would you nurse her in the rain? In front of those who dare complain?

I would nurse him at the game. I would nurse her in the rain. As for those who protest lactation, I have a perfect explanation.

Mommy milk is tailor made. It's perfect food, you need no aid.Some may scoff and some may wriggle, Avert their eyes or even giggle.

To those who can be cruel and rude, Remind them breast's the perfect food. I would never scoff or giggle, Roll my eyes or even wiggle!

I would never be so crass or crude, I KNOW that this milk's the perfect food! We make the right amount we need,The perfect temp for every feed. There's no compare to milk from breast-The perfect food, above the rest.

Those nursing smiles are oh so sweet, Mommy milk is such a treat. Human milk just can't be beat.

I will nurse, in any case,On the street or in your face. I will not let my baby cry, I'll meet her needs, I'll always try.

It's not about what's good for you, It's best for babies, through and through. I will nurse her in my home, I will nurse her when I roam. Leave me be lads, leave me be ma'am.

I will nurse her, MOM I am.


bunkerangs said...

love the dr suess style poem..haahah..i bet my friend from the le leche league would find this very funny too :) i pun breastfeed both my girls..and i enjoyed every moment ..unless they bite lah.,.tu yang tak tahan :)

DadhaSpoke said...

I chance upon it in Googles when I was searching for 'breastfeeding poems', and what a lovely finding- I love Dr Seuss too.

U got two girls? Awww.. thats sweet. Its not that I want to stop, but its best to stop her once she is 18mths. Its a decision hard to make. :(
Le Leche league? Whats that?