Who knew I could appear for MBA papers in 2 months while exclusively breastfeeding my 2-month-old baby. It was already more than 3 years since I had enrolled myself in an MBA program with a reputed college, but blame it on my flying schedule or my laziness, I didn't give any of the 19 exams & assignments.

Then I got pregnant, all the more reason for me to give up the hope of doing it. Just when I was struggling with the early motherhood blues, my brother shook me up. He and I had both started the MBA program together. He made me realize that we had just 2 months to finish the program.

At first, I laughed at him. How on earth I would be able to study now? I was a full-term Breastfeeding mother now; A sleepless mommy, a tired mommy, a zombie mommy. I had a 40-day old baby girl to care for. But he pushed me hard & convinced me to go for it.

I just opened my books which were still packed and started to study. I used to study while breastfeeding, cleaning poops, or when my baby was sleeping. I was scared of how I would manage, but my mom convinced me that if I pump and store some breast milk, she would feed my girl while I go for my exams.

But to my hard luck, my girl simply refused to be fed by her. We decided to take her along to the exam center. My mom or my sister used to sit in the car, while I would go give my exam. The examiner knew about my situation & agreed to give his phone number so my mom could ring him whenever she would cry in hunger, he would then allow me to take a break to step out & feed her in the car.

It was one of the best experiences of my life. With great help from my family, I did something that I never thought I could. I'm glad that motherhood gave me the strength & courage to do it. I'm glad I took this challenge and came out with flying colors.

So if you have a dream, go for it, mommies. A child is never a hindrance, she/he rather gives you so much strength that you can’t even imagine.

Do things that you always wanted to do.

Make your child your strength, and step out. It's never too late.

Preetjyot Kaur


#MomsOfBabyChakra #realmomstory #breastfeeding

very Inspiring Preetjyot

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