The Big B event 2013 – Breastfeeding with 159 mommies

My little girl, almost two now, has a mind of her own when it comes to nursing. She likes to be able to hold me, touch me and see me – no article of clothing in between us please. When nursing, we talk a little (yes, with boob in her mouth), play a little and generally just enjoy being together.

As wonderful as it is, that’ll mean I’ll be overexposed when breastfeeding.

Sure, I advocate breastfeeding, blog about it and even, do not mind posting a photo of one of the most intimate moments I share with my little girl on the blog. But I hemmed and hawed quite a bit and, up to a day before the Big B event, I was still unsure if I would participate.

But boy was I glad I did.

Breastfeeding moms waiting for the cue to start
With other mom blogger friends at the event.
L to R: Irene, Angeline, Ting
With other mom bloggers at the event. Don’t forget the moms who didn’t breastfeed for their own reason. My friend Cherie (2nd from left with the bright smile on her) for example, exclusively pumps because her kid doesn’t latch, alot more work in my opinion.

And…We made it to the Singapore Book of Records! 160 moms breastfeeding at the same time!

Can you spot me? I’m the first one at the bottom right!

So what did I discover after experiencing the event?

1. I felt quite comfortable nursing in public without a cover, it was easy.
2. All that mattered was the little girl who looked at me like that, even if she didn’t like my dress sense.

That look in her eyes: Love, trust and something deeper I can’t explain. All the intangible things in the world rolled into one.
Disclosure: I have been compensated for this post but there was no obligation to do the one you’re reading now. All opinions are my own.

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4 Replies to “The Big B event 2013 – Breastfeeding with 159 mommies”

  1. I love the look on Joy eyes! There is an unspeakable bond!

    1. sooddlydreamlike says: Reply

      Thanks Irene! I really love this photo as well :)

  2. thanks for the mention! haha. *SHY* u are hardworking blogger lor! spewing one entry after another every day…

    1. sooddlydreamlike says: Reply

      hahaha this one is a really short post only…

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