Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Boobs, Boobs, Magical Boobs


Before I gave birth to my son I knew I was going to breastfeed.  During my pregnancy I read just about every piece of literature about birth and breastfeeding out there. All signs were pointing to yes. Yes, breastfeeding is what I want. Not only for the health benefits or the practicality, but the emotional aspect as well. Here is a list of just a few reasons I chose to nurse my son.

  1. It's free! The more you nurse/pump, the more you have 
  2. Makes for a calm mama by releasing Oxytocin in the brain
  3. Easy pregnancy weight loss
  4. Natural contraceptive/no period (yes, there are exceptions)
  5. No bottle washing
  6. No preparing to walk out the door - Baby, check, diapers, check, boobs, check!
  7. Nursing soothes baby instantly
  8. Every teaspoon of breast milk has 3,000,000 germ killing cells in it. Hello! click for source
  9. Easy for baby to digest
  10. Live antibodies line little one's gut to prevent illness
  11. As baby gets older, milk adjusts to fit the changing needs
  12. More sleep for the whole family
  13. Instant availability (at the perfect temperature)
  14. Life long connection between mama and baby
  15. Breastfeeding reduces the risk of SIDS
  16. Gives baby and mama the feeling of security 
  17. Breastfeeding reduces the risk of breast cancer
  18. Breast milk is an intestinal soother
  19. It's green! No wasted packaging
  20. Breast milk has never been recalled
  21. Breast milk cures pink eye
  22. Human breast milk is made for human babies

Milk vs. formula - check it out under the microscope!

1 comment:

  1. In reply to your comment on my blog, Micah is my friend's little boy who I watch, but I do like his name, and we had Hazel's name picked out long before we were ever even pregnant. And yes, we do have a lot in common! Homebirth and all that, living in the mountains, and we follow a few of the same blogs (maya made, dee*construction, mama birth)cool!


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