A Breastfeeding Superhero

I’m finally thawing out the last little bag of breast milk. Today is the day. Over the the last 6 years my wife has breast fed our three kids for at least a year each. It’s been quite a cycle, get pregnant, breast feed and pump/freeze milk for later, repeat two more times.

Over the last six years this has been her life.

Her job doesn’t exactly make it easy for her to pump either. As a physician you can’t just walk away from delivering a baby or walk out of a surgery because your boobs hurt (at least that’s what I’ve been told). I’ve seen her returning pages, while pumping, I know the nurses on the other end of the line could hear the hum of the breast pump through the line. She has skipped lunch at work in favor if pumping. Her commutes in the car to and from the hospital were done with suction cups on her chest and the hum of the breast pump as the soundtrack to her drive. I’m sure she got some interesting looks at red lights too.

My guess is overall she fed and pumped close to 40,000 ounces of breast milk, just a few ounces at a time.

And the money. How much did we save by not having to buy jar after jar of formula? Easily over $5000.

That fact that a woman can feed her kids using just her body is pretty cool. It’s almost like women have some sort of superpower.

Maybe there should be a breastfeeding superhero.

Certainly the costume would be a woman just wearing a nursing bra, but what about a name for this Super Woman?

Liquid Gold Girl

Latch Lady

Supermom

Master of the Medela

The Mastiter Fighter

Lactator Dominator

I guess what I’m trying to say is thanks babe, I love you.

-Pete

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