Each and every mom has a different story when it comes to breastfeeding. While a lot of them relish the process, there are others who get angry at it too. However, regardless of the type of a mom, most of them get emotional when it comes to the last time of breastfeeding their child.
Therefore we at Anomalous decided to bring you the story of Maya Vonderstrasse.
Maya Vonderstrasse is a mom of two kids and she decided to share her thoughts about her feelings during her breastfeeding period.
Maya said:” Honestly I was so tired of seeing motherhood portrayed as perfect, flawless, and effortless on social media because I never felt like it was like that for me. So I embraced my chaotic life, and decided to share it with everyone in the hopes of helping other mothers realize that it’s OK to not have it all figured out.”
Accordingly, Maya started to post her feelings on a letter board after she got pregnant. From swollen feet to food craving, Maya shared all her thoughts in the most entertaining and honest way possible.
She has already given birth to her daughter just two weeks ago and still continues to share her letter board pics on social media. It was emotional when Maya started to open her thoughts about her breast period time. ” I didn’t know that one person could feel so proud and so broken at the same time, right now I am a ʜᴏʀᴍᴏɴᴀʟ, emotional, and mental mess.” said Maya.
“Raising my arm in this picture was very difficult for me as I had to fight through uncontrollable tears: this picture meant that I would never breastfeed my Hazel ever again. I have been nursing for so long, that I don’t know what it’s like to not nurse anymore.”
Maya shares both her stories of parenting both Zoey, 13 months and Hazel 2 months on her social media.
” I always dreamed I would breastfeed my child as long as I could. I’ve seen so many beautiful and amazing journeys through the bonding and comforting experience that it is. I breastfed my first daughter until she was 6 months old, and I loved all of it. It was our time together, so special … and no one could take that from me. I got pregnant when she was 2 months old and by the time she was almost 6 months old, my milk was gone, dried up, like, it disappeared.” said Maya.
Maya added “We had to start bottle feeding and I thought our bond would disappear. But, It was still our time, she’d still grab my hair and smile at me with her eyes. She was so happy. Fed. Loved. My mind revisited everything we had gone through. It was such a powerful memory and I felt so grateful to be at a good place today. I thought that it was not possible that other women weren’t going through this. I had the idea of posting a picture that represented my journey, so other mothers would know that they will be OK, and to not waste time feeling bad about their feeding choices.”
As the saying “ a photo speaks a thousand words”, these photos represent a lot about motherhood. Maya has gone a long journey as a mom and a lot of people even congratulated her for giving the best for her daughter and capturing each and every important state of their life.
Making your mind to wean your child isn’t easy. Not only it stops you from giving breastfeed for your child, it also stops the precious bond between a mom and baby, which is a great moment and an emotional experience for a lot of moms.