I never though that laziness and motherhood would go hand-in-hand. I mean, if I'm being honest, I thought my lazy days were over once my son was born and I was constantly responsible for his well-being. It turns out, thankfully, that laziness can actually benefit mothers in ways that, while probably controversial and open to endless scrutiny, make parenthood easier. Lazy moms usually take care of themselves and don't stress too much about the unavoidable and, well, lazy moms don't worry about certain things when it comes to breastfeeding. I can't tell you how helpful that is because, when it comes to motherhood, very few things can fill you with a relentless amount of anxiety like breastfeeding can.
I wasn't always a self-professed "lazy mom." At first, I thought I had to do it all and do it frequently and never complain and be that "perfect mother" that society, unfortunately, expects new moms to be. Yeah, that didn't last too long, not because I didn't try but because it's freakin' impossible. I didn't do it all by myself, I had help. I didn't worry about how I looked, especially to other parents, because that didn't (in the end, or ever) matter. I especially didn't worry about breastfeeding because, after I realized I was physically able to breastfeed, breastfeeding was just easier than bottle feeding. Sure, I probably could have bypassed some judgment and shame (especially when breastfeeding in public) but moms who use formula are shamed too so, in the end, you can't win either way. At least, when I was breastfeeding, I wasn't spending money on formula and I didn't have to make a bottle and I could just go about my business because, in my case (thankfully), it was easier.
That doesn't mean breastfeeding is easy, because for so many women it isn't. However, when you're a lazy mother who is willing and able to breastfeed, there are certain things you just don't concern yourself with and if you can whittle your new list of worries down to the smallest number possible, you're one happy new mother. Trust me.