Every Drop of Breastmilk Possible

Posted by on Feb 20, 2014

DSC_8257The extra drop baby gets when the nurse or the midwife helps Mom to latch the baby on just one more time before she goes home.

The extra drop baby gets from the extra five minutes Mom waits before putting baby back in her bassinet at 2am.

The extra drop baby gets because a woman a hundred miles away donated her milk to the milk bank.

The extra drop baby gets because Dad brings Mom a sandwich while she sits on the couch and feeds the baby.

The extra drop baby gets because the breastfeeding educator made a house call on a Sunday.

The extra drop baby gets because Grandma takes Mom out for lunch – with the baby.

The extra drop baby gets because Mom and Dad decide to delay introducing solids until 6 months.

The extra drop baby gets because Mom keeps on giving that 3am feed when the neighbours are asking “Isn’t he sleeping through the night yet?”

The extra drop baby gets because Mom spends her lunch hour at the daycare centre, nursing the baby.

The extra drop baby gets because Mom pumps while she is away at her high school reunion.

The extra drop baby gets because Mom and Dad know the breast is a great way to calm a two-year-old’s tantrum.

The extra drop baby gets when the big sister decides she’s not a baby anymore and the nummies can be just for the little brother.

Each of these drops is a priceless gift the Mother has it in her power to give and the rest of us have it in our power to support – for as long as she chooses.