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Breastfeeding in All Its Glory

August 6, 2013

Photo by Emily Rumsey It’s World Breastfeeding Awareness Week. As a breastfeeding mother, you certainly need, no NEED, to hear my contribution on the topic. Right? Maybe. But maybe not. Articles of mine on breastfeeding {The Whole List}: Three Beginner Breastfeeding Tips Breastfeeding Right After Delivery Breastfeeding: Duration of Nursing Sessions Breastfeeding & the Art of Latching Breastfeeding & Nipple Pain What Are the Good Nursing Positions Nursing Past Age One When to Stop Night Nursing —- Here’s the maybe: Breastfeeding was a no-brainer for me. I knew it was best for baby, best for me, and I made my life work around it. Working, errands, pumping, late nights, no trips without baby, etc. It was easy, in part, SuperBoy nursed happily til 14 months, no supplementing. SweetPea is almost 16 months and still nurses, no supplementing. She had a tougher time latching, but made it through those first few weeks and then it’s all been cruise control. For her part, she never took a pacifier, isn’t a huge bottle fan, and would only only be comforted by me. By these, rather. Challenging, annoying, wonderful, all these things for those nights I wanted to go to bed and stay in bed. Forever. But both children flourished, were exceptionally healthy, and very confident. I’m a fan of breastfeeding (and attachment parenting in general {Attachment Parenting is About Sacrifice}). As an aside, people always said that extended nursing {Why Nurse Longer?} is special because it’s the only time, for some little personalities,…

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