Are you hungry? Mommy can nurse you now. Nursing is a special time between you and me. Settle in now and let’s talk while you nurse. Nursing helps you get stronger and grow bigger.
Here, let me hold you. I’m holding you in my arms. I want you to know that you are loved, so I hold you. I hope you feel protected in my arms when I hold you. I’m going to sing you a song while I hold you.
I reach my hands out to you to pick you up. Do you want me to pick you up? Up, up, up! I love picking you up. Show me you want to be picked up! Hold out your arms like this to say, “up!”