Thursday, April 18, 2019

Well, I'm back at last!

Well, I had assumed that the blog was pretty much done and dusted--been there, done that, no longer breastfeeding. Don't get me wrong, breastfeeding is a fascinating subject, but when you are no longer in the trenches (the long watches in the night, the mornings spent making beds with one hand and pumping milk with the other etc. etc.), other concerns tend to take over--like children's education, your own career, the state of the world in general and so on.

And then one surprise pregnancy took me hurtling back into the world of lactation. With Little Seal now almost 8 years old, it's quite an odd feeling to be back here, once again, nursing away. And how much things have changed over the past near-decade! Some of the gadgets are new and people are arguing about different things online--Perfect Prep machines, hands-free breast pumps that let you express milk on the expressway itself, and of course the ubiquitous apps for keeping track of feeds and naps (in "my day" we used to just stick a rubber band on our wrists. I feel old). Some of the weaning advice has changed a bit too.

With all these new ideas come new bits of nonsense to explode and explore. For my own satisfaction, and to stop myself going round the bend after spending the evening holding Little Squish to my breast on one side while assisting with Little Seal's maths homework on the other, I will be taking a look at some of these things. Let the bullshit-blasting commence....!

4 comments:

  1. Hurrah! My baby is six and stopped BF several years ago, but it was so nice to see your new post pop up in my feed reader! Congratulations!

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  2. Yay! I read your blog ages ago, and have a new baby too, so I'm looking forward to your posts!

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