Motherhood changed you in ways you cannot anticipate. When I was pregnant, I knew I wanted to breastfeed, because, well, “breast is best” and all that. I have a science/medical background. I knew breastfeeding is healthy and beneficial for baby and mama. But I never knew the way breastfeeding would shape me as a mom. I never knew that it would make me love and appreciate my body for what it was created to do. I never knew it would give me a parenting tool to ease pain, sadness, and sickness. I didn’t know it would force me to pick up some much needed healthy habits that I had been neglecting (like eating better and drinking enough water).
I never knew breastfeeding would be my superpower, but it is. Just call me SuperMom.