Humans like to make categories. Maybe it feels comfortable or scientific. So when we ask ourselves, who among us is a breastfeeding mother, who should we include? This is World Breastfeeding Week, so it seems like a good time to answer this question.
Many moms would agree that every drop of breastmilk is precious. So I would suggest that a mother who gave her baby at least one single drop of breastmilk is a breastfeeding mother. If we do that, then all the women who tried to breastfeed and felt as though they failed, succeeded. They are all breastfeeding mothers. We should honor them this World Breastfeeding Week. Give them a smile or a hug! Luckily, this includes me because I like hugs.