Tuesday, August 7, 2012

In honor of breastfeeding week...

As I sit here with my almost 11 month old rainbow baby nursing in my arms...I am acutely aware of how quickly time passes us by.  This poem spoke to me today...I know it will speak to you too. 

 Wean Me Gently

by Cathy Cardall

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 a 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 me 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.


  1. Oh I love that poem. So beautiful. It's made me cry. I know that I will struggle when Reuben is ready to give up nursing, it is a lovely time of the day. Beautiful photograph too x

  2. Oh, sob! Still going strong here with rainbow baby number two at almost 12 months. No way near ready for it to end. Already feel sad about the day, and I don't believe it to be close at all.

  3. Beautiful. it made me cry. writing down my own feelings


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