Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Dr. Seuss for Nursing Moms

Someone sent me this poem after Talan was born and I saved the e-mail because I loved it so much. Now that Mr. T is a year old and still nursing, I'm beginning to get those "looks" from people and even some of my relatives are starting to say sly remarks. Maybe I need to memorize this and recite it to them!

Dr. Seuss For Nursing Moms

Would you nurse her in the park?
Would you nurse him in the dark?
Would you nurse him with a Boppy?
And when your boobs are feeling floppy?

I would nurse him in the park,
I would nurse her in the dark.
I'd nurse her without or with a Boppy.
Floppy boobs will never stop me.

Can you nurse with a seatbelt on?
Can you nurse from dusk till dawn?
Though she may pinch me, bite me, pull,
I will nurse her till she's full!

Can you nurse and make some soup?
Can you nurse and feed the group?
It makes her healthy, strong, and smart,
Mommy's milk is the best start!

Would you nurse him at a game?
Would you nurse her in the rain?
In front of those who dare complain?
I would nurse him at the game.
I would nurse her in the rain.

As for those who ban lactation,
I have the perfect explanation:
Mommy's milk is tailor-made;
It's the perfect food, you need no aid.

Some may scoff and some may wriggle,
Avert their eyes or even giggle.
To those who can be cruel and rude,
Remind them, "Breast's the perfect food!"

I would never scoff or giggle.
Roll my eyes or even wiggle!
I would not be crass or crude,
I know breastmilk is the perfect food!

We make as much milk as we need,
The perfect temp for every feed.
There's no compare to milk from breast,

The perfect food, above the rest.

Those nursing smiles are oh so sweet.
Mommy's milk is such a treat.
Human milk just can't be beat.

I will nurse, in any case,
On the street or in your face.
I will not let my baby cry,
I'll meet her needs, I'll always try.
It's not about what's good for you.
It's best for babies, through and through.

I will nurse her in my home,
I will nurse her when I roam.
Leave me be, lads and ma'am.
I will nurse her, Mom I am.

-Author Unknown

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