Saturday, February 25, 2012

Wean Me Gently

I found this poem tonight when looking on Best for Babes Facebook page.  Are you friends with them?  They post wonderful articles about breastfeeding and birth every day.  Anyway, as I was looking through their wall photos I found a link to this poem.

Wean Me Gently

I know I look so big to you,
Maybe I seem too big for the needs I have. 

But no matter how big we get, 

We still have needs that are important to us.
I know that our relationship is growing and changing,
But I still need you.  I need your warmth and closeness. 
Especially at the end of the day,
When we snuggle up in bed.
Please don't get too busy for us to nurse.
I know you think I can be patient,
Or find something to take the place of nursing;
A book, a glass of something,
but nothing can take your place when I need you. 
Sometimes just cuddling with you, 
Having you near is enough. 
I guess I am growing and becoming independent,
But please be there. 
This bond we have is so strong and so important to me, 
Please don't break it abruptly.
Wean me gently,
Because I am your mother,
And my heart is tender. 

By Cathy Cardall

What a beautiful poem that describes so much of a nursing relationship.  I'm so glad I found it tonight.  People as me when I'm going to wean Oliver.  I tell them when he's good and ready.  And as his mother who loves our time cuddling, I hope it's not any time soon.  Wean me gently.

1 comment:

  1. Riss, that made me cry! Thanks for sharing it...