Feeding Elliott is easy, now. He is 7 months old and a total pro. He loves nursing, is super efficient, and is even learning that turning his head while attached is a no-no. Once we got past 2 months, and then 3 months, it just became easy. No bottles, no ice packs, no pump. Just put the baby in the car and leave the house.
|Elliott, 6 months|
It makes me feel astonished, and sad, and disappointed in myself I didn't try again, try harder after the initial failures to nurse at 2 weeks, at 3 months. Disappointed I didn't call every LC in my state to find a way to fix the latch. Disappointed that I was resigned to being an "EPer."
I know why I was resigned. Pumping, like driving a moving train, was much easier to keep going with than to stop and reverse directions. And I felt proud that I did the next best thing health-wise.
So now, I will try to leave it behind and enjoy nursing my other sweet baby boy and be thankful I have a chance this time.