Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Challenge and GIVEAWAY!!!

What do you do while breastfeeding?

I love breastfeeding my babies because I love the bonding time. I love feeling their skin against mine and having quiet time together that nobody but me gets to experience. However, I have noticed that every time I sit down to nurse my little one, I bring my phone with me. Or the iPad. Or the TV remote. I feel like I have to do something while I'm nursing. Maybe it's just that I'm so busy all day so since I'm already sitting down, not being productive, I think I deserve a chance to check in on Facebook or catch up on my DVR list. Whatever it is, I can't help but feeling a little hypocritical for boasting about the bonding aspects of nursing. I praise breastfeeding because I claim it is a bonding experience, yet I sit there ignoring my daughter while I surf the web on my phone.

So... I have started my own challenge. At least once a day while nursing, I will do nothing but look at, and talk to my precious little girl. I can't even imagine how much I will miss this when she is older, so I am going to force myself to soak it up as much as possible.

Now for the giveaway part! You must be a nursing mama to participate (if you're not, you wouldn't have any use for the prize anyway). I challenge you do the same as me. For at least 3 days, spend one nursing session a day doing nothing but talking to and looking at your baby/child. No phone, no TV, no Ipad, no staring into space thinking about everything you have to do, nothing! Of course this in on the honor system. Then, write a short (a couple sentences) summary of how it went and if you will continue to do it. The prize will be a pair of custom nursing pads from The Pampered Mama. You can pick the color and print and I will order it, pay for it and send it to you! I have a pair of these and love them! 

Enter here to win!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway (Giveaway details: one entry per person.  You must reside in the United States to win. You must be a follower of "Mama's Got Milk" to win. This giveaway is not sponsored by The Pampered Mama, I just love her products so I'm buying the pads as a prize. Each entry will be numbered in the order that they are received and I will use to pick a winner)


  1. I love staring into my lo's eyes, chatting with her, and/or rubbing her back/arms/legs/cheeks. We have little "conversations" and smile back and forth. In those moments, it is just us. With my first daughter, I had so many "just us" moments, but with this lo, I have so many other distractions and responsibilities. Our time together is constantly interrupted by my 3-year-old, and I don't discourage this because I want them to have a great relationship. In fact, my little one lights up when my oldest enters the room with her high-pitched "baby talk" and too-long hugs and kisses. Because of the hustle and bustle of every day life, I really appreciate the little moments where I can be truly present and focused on my lo. I feel like our bond is stronger because of these moments, and I feel that I am taking the time to enjoy and remember he infancy. After all, these moments are gone in the blink of an eye.

  2. I try to do this at night right before I put Isaac to bed. I love the snuggles I get when it's just me and him in his room. I'm going to miss it so much when he weans.

  3. I do this at nighttime. It really helps me reconnect with my daughter, especially since she's been fussy and teething lately. It helps me remember that she's not giving me a hard time, she's going through a hard time.

  4. we already do this! i had already challenged myself to this when my husband and i decided that this is our last baby. :( i really am trying to make the most of every second we have together(especially when the 3 year old is napping!)