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 random.org to pick a winner)