In my last entry, I wrote about giving my freezer stash to a new mom who was having supply issues. Today I received a thank you note in the mail from her. It was very sweet and unexpected. I might have gotten a little choked up. In the eight months since having to supplement with donor milk, the importance of the donation itself has gotten fuzzy.
Now that I think about it, I remember feeling overwhelmed with gratitude for my doula for sharing her milk with us. E was really not doing well weight wise and he was more dehydrated than we realized. A few hours after we started supplementing, he was having lots of wet and soiled diapers. I am pretty sure I cried out of relief and pure exhaustion.
The note that made me ferklempt
I got a text from her today saying that things are getting better and her supply is getting better. I really hope she doesn’t have to struggle as much as I did. I am very blessed to have so much extra milk that I am able to help out another mom who is in the same boat that I once was. I’m glad to provide her with encouragement like I had during what the longest few weeks of my life. Without that support (and donor milk) I know I would not be where I am today with regards to nursing.
And Jamie, I’m sorry I never wrote you a thank you note. I hope you know that I am very thankful.