It is nothing new that many women in The United States receive the benefits of the wonderful WIC program, also known as Women, Infants, and Children. But in recently months it seems like WIC is switching the focus on nutrition as a whole to encouraging mothers to explore breastfeeding.
In recent years, The United States government has become one of the largest purchasers of infant formula, and with the known benefits of breastfeeding along side the new information and studies making the news WIC wants to help encourage mothers to make the decision to breastfeed. Not to mention the recent recall due to insect parts in formula.
I came across this video that caught my interest today, which looked almost like an infomercial for a magical weight loss pill, or some kind of new diet. Come the end of the video the woman reveals that instead of dieting, exercise, or some kind of weight loss medication, she simply breastfed her baby. While it is meant to be a tongue in cheek kind of video, it is certainly something I can relate to as a mother. I lost all of my baby weight with my oldest son by simply breastfeeding him. All thirty pounds in two months through the magic of breast milk!
Check out the video for yourself!