Sunday, February 01, 2009

Crying over spilled milk

“Don’t cry over spilled milk”... I never thought I would take this quite literally but I did, in every sense of the word. And boy did I cry buckets over spilled breast milk.

As a breastfeeding Mom who isn’t endowed with overflowing milk, every single drop is so precious to me. I know some Moms who can collect as much as 6 oz in one sitting. Thus, losing 1.5 oz of breastmilk and seeing it on the floor, over my black rubber slippers, was tragic and heartbreaking.

Call me exaggerated but I was weeping while wiping the floor, and the lump in my throat wouldn’t go away. I was close to throwing a fit and a tantrum. When I finally calmed down, I realized I should simply be more careful and make sure all connections are secure and in place. And that haste does make waste.