Well here goes nothing… My name is Rachel I’m about to be 21 I have 2 wonderful kids A boy that is 3 and a girl 1. I had my son when I was 17 ( yes i was married and got married at 16 ) and i hated my body after I had him and made me feel even worse on the inside when I had to stop breast feeding my son.. he was allergic to my milk and when my breast milk dried up Osaw all I never wanted to see small raisin like boobies….and then my Husband who had been in Iraq got his 2 weeks leave and I never took off my clothing with out the room being pitch black… but in afew months time I went back down from 166lbs to my 120lbs self and that made me happy!
Two years later we made another baby she is now one and im 130lbs and have grown to love my body breast in all… I am who I am a MOM !!! and i love all that comes with it even the slobber kisses an dthe sleepless nights and the dirty nappys.. Muah love to all you other moms you are all beautiful!
2 thoughts on “I am what I am – a mom (Rachel)”
Congratulations on your sweeties! You look great. I just have to add though, that it is extremely rare for a child to be allergic to his mother’s milk. Very, very rare. Mother’s are often told this by doctors who get more education from formula companies than they did on breastfeeding in university. A lactose or milk protein allergy is much more likely, and quite common, and is no reason to stop breastfeeding; you just have to moderate your diet. Just wanted to add that for other mothers who might have been told the same thing (of course, I don’t know anything specific about your case, and if it was a true allergy to breastmilk, I’m terribly sorry for the two of you. That would be heartbreaking!).
Congratulations! I also wanted to echo what the previous poster had said. It is extremely rare for a baby to be allergic to mothers milk. If you would like more info for the future please check out the llli.org website and kellymom.com.