Breastfeeding is a lot harder than I thought. Why does no one tell you these things? How about when your friends or someone you know gets pregnant don't warn them about getting fat or delivering their baby or use drugs or don't use drugs. Tell them that breastfeeding is the hardest, most exhausting thing they will ever do in their lives. Tell them that no matter how many books they read and classes they attend, nothing will prepare them for it. Then tell them every single second they spend breastfeeding will be the most rewarding moment in their lives. Because it is.
I mean, really. My body makes everything for Billy to live. How amazing is that?! And the moment your child first opens their eyes and looks up at you while they nurse? heart swell. Absolutely amazing. Best feeling in the world.
Billy's current favorite thing (other than swimming) is smiling at me when he nurses. He will be eating away, lock eyes with me, and just break the latch and smiiiiiiiile a big, toothless grin at me. Nothing in the history of the universe is cuter than your baby smiling at you. Especially when his mouth is dripping with milk that your body created for him. Unbelievable feeling.
Now that I have my gush about my adorable baby out of my system (sorry, I'm not sorry), please read through how I made lactation cookies :) I got the recipe from a friend and I think it's worth sharing! Hubs has even had a few and gave them the thumbs up!
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
4 Tablespoons water
2 Tablespoons flax seed meal
1 tsp vailla
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3 cups oats
1 cup chocolate chips
2-4 Tablespoons brewer’s yeast
Baby K'Tan! You let me clean my house and keep my baby happy at the same time.
The view if you looked over my shoulder today while I scooped cookie dough.
Of course I won't be selfish, my fellow nursing mamas need a taste too! I found some adorable treat bags at the Wilton Tent Sale and scored a stash of new washi tape last week on Pick Your Plum! I combined the two to make simple and cute little treat baggies.
I also pumped and got more milk than ever before. Hopefully now I can have enough to start building a stash!
*I do not wear Billy when I work on anything on the stove or in the oven. He was safely in his Rock N' Play when I put the cookies in the oven.