The Ultimate Convenience Food

It’s fast. It’s free. It’s nutritionally superior. And it’s the best kept secret of motherhood.

Breastmilk. Yep, I said it. And here’s why: the last thing I need in my life right now is another bottle to fill and wash. In fact, I don’t want anything else to wash. (My dog can’t believe his luck because he’s escaped a bath for months. But alas, his day is coming.)

And here’s another reason: I need my sleep.

While some moms drag themselves out of bed at 2 a.m., head to the kitchen to fill a bottle, then attend to a baby who’s wide awake—and not to mention, thoroughly pissed—by the time she gets there, I whip it out, latch ‘er on, and go back to dreaming about … snakes … snakes everywhere! But I digress.

Need another reason? I thought you’d never ask.

It’s free. And I could stop there, but I won’t.

Going anywhere with a baby is a big production. And just when I start to feel like a roadie for Christina Aguilara, I thank my lucky stars for the convenience food that sits right on my chest.

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