The older I get, the more I value my village. In my earlier years of motherhood, I was too prideful to admit I needed a village. Determined from birth to do things “all by myself” I brought my first baby into this world with that same mindset. Nobody was going to come and walk the floors with that baby at night but me. I chose to breastfeed because it was best, but also because it allowed me absolute control over that little person. Or so I thought.