The Last Latch

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By: Kristy Kemp 

We have this special connection that I would like to attribute to breastfeeding . Through breastfeeding I have been able to sustain your life for as long as you have been alive. I have been able to comfort you all throughout the night. It was the only way I could ever get you to shut your eyes.

Breastfeeding you has been a big part, probably the biggest of our lives. Even before you came home from the hospital you were latched right on. baby & boob is pretty much all we knew .

I’m not sure how we will be able to cope now that the time has come, for us to end this chapter, but dear baby, know that our connection will always live on. I may not be your sole source of nutrition anymore, but I will always know how to comfort you, love you, cuddle you, after all I am your mother.

This transition is probably harder on me than it is on you. You are growing up so fast and one day out of the blue you didn’t want to latch. You are telling me you’re ready to let this part of us go, but only when you’re ready because I will never tell you no.

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We have a special bond that will always live on. Breastfeeding you has had it’s ups and downs that we both had to go through. Sometimes being a mom means knowing when to let go so that you have the freedom to thrive and grow.

I may never be able to breastfeed you again, but the memories I will always cherish, I mean in a way mommy’s never really let go, but more so take a back seat so that they can watch their children flourish. 

The Last latch, the last time we will ever connect in this way, but dear baby, I’m okay with that because our bond, our connection, our love will always live on.

 

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