The words "norma"l and "natural" can mean very different things to different people, especially when applied to breastfeeding. Nursing your baby is the most natural thing in the world, in the sense that your body was made to do it. But does it always feel normal? Definitely not. In fact, it will probably take some serious getting used to in the beginning. But fear not, there are many normal things about breastfeeding that you shouldn't be embarrassed about, from the weird, to the painful, to the beautiful.
I remember being shocked by pretty much everything my body did after giving birth. The letdown reflex? What in the actual heck is happening? Waking up with a soaking wet shirt and painfully huge boobs? It's par for the course. And don't even get me started about using a foreign machine to express milk from my own breasts. It's just downright embarrassing sometimes. So much so that to this day I feel weird about letting my husband watch me pump.
But when you think about the fact that your body is literally sustaining another human being, it's far more incredible than embarrassing. So next time you feel embarrassed or shamed about breastfeeding, be it in public or in your living room, remember that even though it may not always feel normal your body is doing exactly what it should be doing.