*Stepping on my soapbox* Warning – may be TMI for some!

K, stepping onto my soapbox for a minute.

This post will talk about breastfeeding. If you don’t like to hear about that…stop reading now.

Breastfeeding is a commitment. In the first few weeks, it’s very difficult on the mom, sometimes the baby, and you may have to avoid certain foods (like me – no more peanut butter or eggs) while nursing your baby.

Please – I don’t criticize that chose to bottle feed with formula – don’t criticize MY choice to breastfeed.

Here’s some things to remember:

  1. I will nurse DISCREETLY in public. If you don’t like it, don’t look.
  2. I will nurse DISCREETLY in front of your kids. It’s not MY fault if they don’t know breasts are for feeding babies.
  3. I love to breastfeed. There’s nothing more special than seeing your baby grow and realize those long lashes are all from nutrition that YOU provided them
  4. I do what’s referred to in the media as “extended breastfeeding” That means that I nurse my babies until they self-wean. In Nicholas’ case, he was done at a year, and for Christopher, it was 15 months. I may breastfeed Andrew until he’s 2. So PLEASE – don’t ask how long I’m going to breastfeed him. It will be as long as I feel like it.
  5. As much as I LOVE to breastfeed my babies…it can be difficult at times, especially during growth spurts and as your body adjusts to baby’s needs.

1 comment to *Stepping on my soapbox* Warning – may be TMI for some!

  • Katie

    Christina – I 100% support you in your decision and desire to nurse your boys. I think it’s absolutely wonderful! I wish I was able to do it for my boys when they were born, but different issues made it impossible for me to do so. I did however, pump for my twins for 6 months, which was a good compromise for us. I’m really saddened by all the criticism and judgement that’s being thrown around all over the place by people/parents/women who have nothing nice to say, so they are just plain rude/mean/offensive.

    Stand up on that soapbox, sister, and preach from your heart! We need more uplifting and positive people in this world, and you’re an awesome candidate!

    XOXOXOXO!

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