Ok, so I am posting this a day early than 10 months, but I hope no one will mind. I am so proud I made it through the low weight gain, exclusively pumping for months, practice nursing, craniosacral therapy, and stuck it out every time I wanted to quit. One of the things that got me through was making “bag tags” with the La Leche League badges and adding one to my pumping bag every month. I would see them on my bag and tell myself “Just make it through this month”. Having that mentality helped keep me going because it was easier to focus on a smaller goal as a success. At 5/6/7 months, it was hard to focus on making it a year and every oz counts.
To make these, I did the following:
- Went of LLL’s website or facebook page to find the badges
- Copy and pasted the badges into a word doc (formatted them to be the same size)
- Cover badges in contact paper
- Hole punch each badge
- Attach to bag with a key ring