I am not superwoman. Really, I was going to comment on the post about "women should breastfeed not use WIC formula" post but well why waste using it there how about here where I realized I wanted to share something.
But really four years ago June I delivered my son and started pumping asap. He was a 32weeker so he was in the NICU with a feeding tube. I pumped after I had a c-section, I pumped after I had a blood clot in my lung, I pumped on blood thinners, I pumped on pain killers, I pumped after my c section split opened, I pumped after I stopped hemorrhaging from a blood clot bursting behind my incision. I pumped every two hows around the clock for six weeks. After six weeks of Ds not latching on, having to see a doctor every two to five days, and after having to move, I just couldn't keep up with lifes streses and making sure Ds got what was best.
This made me feel guilty. I know I did everything possible for my frame of mind at the time. I know I'm not superwoman but back then I thought I could do it all. Now I look back and realize I was so stupid, not because I didn't do what was best but because I drained myself so much I felt guilty over something so silly. I know to some its not but with all that going on do you think you could have done it? I had no car at the time so I took a two hour bus ride just to see the Dr.
Now I see I did do right by Ds I gave him the best six weeks of milk and colostrum on the planet. And for that I am proud to say I am a milk busting superwoman. And an awesome mom