Six Hands

I really think first-time moms should have at least 6 hands!

I need one for holding my baby’s head.

And one for holding her back and butt.

Also one for holding my breast where she nurses.

Another for holding the milk container for catching the drip from the other breast.

The fifth hand is for reaching the bib that I always forget.

And the last hand to hold the cameraphone and catch those precious moments of funny facial expressions.

But somehow with two hands, I make do. Maybe because I’ve learned to use my feet to reach and pick up things too! ????

By Raissa Paje-Bayawa

Raissa is a first-time mom and her new experiences as a mother inspires her to share stories with other parents. She is also a pediatrician and breastfeeding counselor practicing in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. She dons another hat as a yoga instructor for kids, pregnant women, and postnatal moms.

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