You suckle, and I produce food. A perfect food, just for you.
I smell your breath, your face, your fingers, and my body processes the pathogens and germs that are preparing to invade your little body. The milk I then create delivers just the right antibodies to help you ward off disease and infection.
I feel your skin. My body senses a rise in your temperature, and then adjusts the levels of electrolytes and water in my milk to help ward off dehydration.
My milk is warm and sweet and just the right temperature. You don’t need to wait for it to be prepared, only for it to be too hot, too cold, too bitter…my milk is just right, always.
With every feeding, all of the vitamins and minerals your body needs to survive, grow, and flourish is delivered in just the right amounts.
You taste a variety of flavors depending on what I eat, and you learn to love a variety of foods even before you have taken your first bite.
When you are tired and fussy, you nurse and you calm down and drift off to dreamland.
When you are scared, unsure, overdone…you nurse and we reconnect.
When you are hurt, sick, or those teeth just won’t ease up, you nurse and you feel better again.
You have a scratch, or a little red bum…I rub on some of my milk, and within a day, hours, even minutes, you are healed.
My body pieced you together for 9 months…grew you, and nourished you.
My body has continued to grow you and nourish you since you came Earthside.
…I am magic, I tell you…