Thank you for this, Wendy. For reasons I will not …
Comment on To The Mom Who Didn’t Breastfeed by Christine Organ.
Thank you for this, Wendy. For reasons I will not get into (too many and too complicated for a blog comment), I stopped breastfeeding my first son after a few weeks and didn’t breastfeed my second son at all. I agree wholeheartedly that it is the connection that matters. I could go on and on, but it will trigger lots of painful emotions for me, so I will just say this again: Thank you.
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