|Amelia in Maui in July.|
True story: When Luke was a baby, he took a pacifier. Five minutes before a La Leche League meeting, I pried it out of his mouth while we were sitting in the parking lot. I preferred to have my baby scream than to admit that I was giving him a pacifier. Awful, huh? I don't know where this pressure comes from. I shouldn't want her to take a pacifier. The guilt is setting in. I am a home birthin', co-sleepin', attachment parentin' parent. Say pacifier around my La Leche League friends and I might as well be screaming obscenities. However, reality is that I can't walk around with a baby stuck to my boob all the time. I've tried. People look at me funny and frankly, it hurts to have a baby suck that much.
Don't worry, I'm still nursing her like 1,000 times a day. *sigh*