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Out of the Mouths of Nurslings

Rebecca daughter Abby looking up to the camera, while in a gardenRebecca Gettelman

When my daughter Addy was two and a half years old, a girlfriend gave birth to a very premature baby who spent several months in the hospital. One day Addy was drawing a picture for the sick baby. When she was nearly done with the picture, Addy took her crayon and put dots all over the whole thing. I asked her what the dots were, and Addy told me, “Nipples—to help the sick baby feel better!”


Has your child ever said something so clever, endearing, hilarious or simply surprising that you couldn’t help but share it with those around you? Our new feature, Out of the Mouths of Nurslings, gives breastfeeding parents a place to share those words with readers around the United States and even the world.

If you’d like to share your memorable moment with readers of the New Beginnings blog, send a brief recap (picture, too, if you’d like!) to Amy at nbeditor@lllusa.org.


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