On the 8th month mark, I almost stopped breastfeeding. I was just done with it. I find it too tiring to breastfeed on demand and I felt like it was the main reason why Natalie isn’t sleeping thru the night (until now at 10 months). But then I also knew that if I stop breastfeeding, I am depriving her of the nutrients she deserves just because I felt tired. And I wasn’t open to that idea. I’d rather be breastfeeding that attending to a sick child.
Giving the best nutrition possible to their babies could be one of the main reasons why mommies choose to breastfeed. Nothing compares to mommy’s milk. I have talked to a dozen pediatrician and all of them advised me not to stop breastfeeding. One of them also said (if I’m not mistaken), breastfed babies have an increased 18 points in their IQ compared to those who are formula fed.
On top of that, you also save tons of money since you don’t really need anything else to be able to produce milk. God already made it ready for baby! This probably is Daddies’ driving force why they support mommies who breastfeed. Hehe..
Now, as for me… one thing I love about breastfeeding apart from the first two I mentioned is…
This is the best and fastest way to call my daughter’s attention.
When I call Natalie and she doesn’t respond (I know she does it intentionally because she would look at me and continue playing), I would pull my blouse up and the moment she saw mommy’s secret weapon, she comes crawling like a Navy Seal in training! Haha! I’m dead serious. It works all the time. My husband and I just love watching her do it that sometimes we intentionally put her across the room and when I call her, she would be by my side in seconds!!
How I LOVE breastfeeding! Lol …
And since I’m a breastfeeding advocate, I am so excited to be participating in a Breastfeeding Awareness Event called Hakab Na! There’s a breastfeeding talk and some activities for kids too. If you are from the South and are interested in joining the event. You can click this link: http://tinyurl.com/spinhakabna
Find out more information here: http://www.biglatchon.org/locations/hakab-na-2015-south-pinanays
Also, Kezi Baby is participating in the event by giving away headbands for the raffle. Not just that, if you order now (pay and get the item on the day itself), you’ll get special discounts too!
I hope to see you there!