As women, we have so many rules. It’s been said for years that you never ask a woman her age or her weight. When we become mothers there is a whole new set of rules. Where do I begin?
- Don’t question maternity leave
I know a few people (men) who look at maternity leave as an extended paid vacation. To be clear, vacations are meant to be restful and relaxing. There is nothing restful or relaxing about engorged boobs, a sore hoo-ha and a newborn who hasn’t learned the difference between day and night. Trust us, we need every.single.day we take for maternity leave and then some.
- Don’t ask why we’re still breastfeeding
Breastfeeding is a good thing, people. There have been some people who seem to take it to far (breastfeeding 5 year olds) but, it’s totally normal for a mom to still be nursing a 6 month old baby. I don’t know how many people said to me “you’re STILL breastfeeding” and “You know, you could stop now.” So many people were encouraging me to stop. I have no idea why. My guess is most people that encouraged me to stop, didn’t give it a go themselves. I guess they just found it odd that I was determined to nurse my son for a full year.
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