Today’s topic is My Favorite Breastfeeding Advantage. If you’re interested in reading my previous Breastfeeding Carnival posts please check out my homeschooling blog here.
There are so many advantages of breastfeeding. I don’t refer to them as benefits because I like to frame breastfeeding as the norm because our bodies were made to breastfeed our babies and human milk was designed specifically for human babies. I highly recommend reading this article if you’re a breastfeeding supporter especially.
My favorite advantage of breastfeeding is the bond built through the interactions and the close contact and having a tiny person be so reliant on me to keep them alive. It really is quite an experience and game changer to have someone be so dependent on you and mainly you for their nourishment. It also caused me a lot of anxiety, especially in the early days, but when I stopped trying to analyze everything so much (when my babies were getting plenty) and fell in love with my baby fully things really changed.
The biggest thing I have learned through mothering through breastfeeding is that I notice and am aware of challenges and struggles within my children early because I have become so in tune with them. I have noticed things and have been able to be an advocate for my children. Babywearing has further fine tuned this. Breastfeeding and babywearing have been huge comforts to my shy children and when they have been scared of procedures or situations. I know these relationships that I have build with them have helped build a trust between us. This is a big reason why I want to help other families babywear and breastfeed. These relationships are so important to foster when children are very young and I think are good predictors of the relationships and trust they will have of others in the future.
You can find information about the Breastfeeding Cafe Blog Carnival here. Here’s a link back to today’s post on the Breastfeeding Cafe’s blog.
What is your favorite advantage of breastfeeding?