Well, since this is a photo "blog" I figured I'd write about a subject along with the photos for today. Honestly, I don't know where to start! Deep breathe & think...
Breastfeeding (feel free to skip the reading if you aren't interested)
Breastfeeding is a normal and natural part of life. Like so many woman I started it thinking, "oh this is going to be so easy since it's natural." Wrong! It is not that easy, at least it wasn't for me. In the beginning, I didn't feel a special bond with my son while doing it either like all the books said. Truthfully, the first 6 weeks I felt like a cow since I breastfed my son on demand. Since he was 9lbs 11oz at birth, believe me, he nursed A LOT. There were times I wanted to give up, but I knew it was beneficial to him and I kept thinking of the cost of formula. I am super-cheap, so I didn't stop.
We’re still going strong, almost 17 months later. No, I am not a bra-less hippie that doesn’t shave. I’m a regular mom. It is "normal" to breastfeed for the first 6-12 months, but after that in our society it's almost looked down upon if you nurse after a year. People stare, make comments, think gross things or even say gross things about it. Breastfeeding is more than just nourishment, it's bonding, comfort, a boo-boo fixer. It's LOVE. This is why I couldn’t just stop breastfeeding once he hit a year old. When will I stop? I am not sure.
|at 8 months old|
**the last photo was taken with the canon powershot I started out with.
Benefits of extended breastfeeding