It's More Than Just Milk | Mama Bird Doula

It's so much more

Than milk.

Like I said to auntie Pip

On the phone today.

It's soothing big feelings

And regulating your body.

It's warmth

It's love

It's protection

From all that you have been through

In your little life already.

For tantrums

For disappointments

For homesickness.

A time for growing independence

To curl up in my lap like a puppy

And look at me adoringly.

And when I stop

I'll have to learn how to be your mother

All over again.