I just found out this is Breastfeeding Awareness Week. I want you all to be aware of the benefits of breastfeeding and then make the best choice for you and your child, whether that means to try to nurse until you have gouges in your nips, not to ever try breastfeeding at all, to nurse until baby is 5, to exclusively pump, to take supplements, to wean at a certain age...whatever it means, just be aware there are benefits to breastfeeding. And whatever you choose, I applaud you for doing what's best for you and your child. Really. I believe breastfeeding is what is right for our family, but know that it isn't right for everyone. It's okay to differ on this subject!
I just read a fabulous blog post (all of her posts are fabulous--if you need another blog to read, please check out hers...it's witty, dry, and intelligent). I think it's absolutely right to aim the discussion in that direction, rather than to tell everyone that breast is always best, no matter what.
So good for you, mom. However you choose to feed your baby!
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