Aside from the fact that I think breastfeeding is so freakin’ cool — I mean, how amazing is it that a woman’s body naturally produces “liquid gold”? — I also think the health benefits of breastfeeding are too abundant to ignore. Now, before anyone starts to misinterpret what I’m saying, let’s get a few things straight first.
I do not think that mothers who don’t breastfeed should be given the guilt trip so many other mothers — and society — seem to place on them. Nor do I think it’s right to judge any person, let alone another woman, for her choices. Even if that choice doesn’t coincide with our own beliefs. So this post is in no way an invitation to attack non-breastfeeding mothers, nor is it a post against them.
These are my reasons, my personal reasons, for wanting to breastfeed. And I hope with all my heart that I will be blessed enough to produce milk and that my baby will latch on sans issues or difficulties.
Do you breastfeed? If so, what are your reasons for doing so?
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