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For me, no matter what the issue at hand is, i stop and think only about my babe. Hard to do, trust me! And it's taken 4 time to do it! But i sit and pretend that I am my baby. All i care about is the amazing warmth and rush of mama's milk, how it can soothe my every need and desire and how wonderful it feels to grow strong and feel contended.
And that's when the empathy turns on. You don't know who she is, or if she is trying to feel better about her decisions or trying to help another mama who has had a rough go at nursing or make you look less in her eyes to make herself feel better about her own decisions, but at the end of the day it doesnt matter because my child is happy, whole and content in what i can give him. Your dear sweet child will be best off because of what YOU can offer, not what another woman can make you feel while you sit there and innocently nurse your love. And you know you are able to walk away from the situation giving what you want to your child, without making others feel less then. That is the ultimate gift in parenting, in my opinion. Giving to your child the best you can, without having to cut others down or hurt them to justify your decisions.
Remember no one has the power to hurt your parenting decisions, but yourself. Don't give that power away. Instead walk away strong and proud, you are giving what YOU want and need to your children. Hugs mama!
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