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Thursday, February 02, 2006Ok, so this isn't exactly scientific research I'm posting here, but after last week's post about how Miss Independant suddenly became all snuggly and lovey when I pulled some breast milk from the freezer, I had to follow up with round two's findings.
Elnora has been teething some this week...not sleeping well, being sort of whiney during the days and hardly eating anything. So yesterday, I pulled out two more bags of breastmilk from my diminishing freezer supply and poured them into one of her Nubys for a before bed treat. I handed it to her, then left her in the kitchen, went in the living room and sat down.
Sure enough...a few seconds later, in she comes... She's sipping on her milk, but stops when she gets to me. Hands me the cup, crawls into my lap, then reaches out for it again. The funny part is that as she sits in my lap drinking her mommy milk, she proceeds to do her "dance" of bouncing up and down. She stops that long enough to lean WAY back, look at me, laugh and pat me in the face.
LOL...talk about melting the heart. All of a sudden my little whiner turns into a giggly, huggy toddler that wants to hug the dog, hug me, give me kisses and dance.
Seriously...there's an addictive chemical in there...gotta be! (Or maybe it was that crack I smoked back when I was pumping...)
Anyway, there you have it. Anecdotal proof (and we all know that counts for WAY more than any silly statistics!) that breastmilk makes kids more huggy and more lovey.