World Breastfeeding Week

 

 

 

Even Picasso (painting above) saw the beauty of breastfeeding!

Thanks to Amy over at CrunchyDomesticGoddess for reminding us to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week (Aug 1 – Aug7)! Check out her blog for some really cool links about breastfeeding.

And go here to the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action for everything you ever wanted to know about the benefits of breastfeeding, as well as interesting articles about breastfeeding in the news.

And, here, some fabulous, tender, and lighthearted poetry dedicated to the art of breastfeeding!

1. Wean Me Gently – by Cathy Cardall

I know I look so big to you,
Maybe I seem too big for the needs I have.
But no matter how big we get,
We still have needs that are important to us.
I know that our relationship is growing and changing,
But I still need you. I need your warmth and closeness,
Especially at the end of the day
When we snuggle up in bed.
Please don’t get too busy for us to nurse.
I know you think I can be patient,
Or find something to take the place of a nursing;
A book, a glass of something,
But nothing can take your place when I need you.
Sometimes just cuddling with you,
Having you near me is enough.
I guess I am growing and becoming independent,
But please be there.
This bond we have is so strong and so important to me,
Please don’t break it abruptly.
Wean me gently,
Because I am your mother,
And my heart is tender.

 

2. A hilarious one set to the tune of “Baby Got Back”. You gotta check this out!

3. And, Dr. Suess style.

 

 

 

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