100 Reasons we are thankful for Breastfeeding…part four

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100 Reasons we are thankful for Breastfeeding…part four

Milkmakers recently asked our community of facebook moms why they were thankful for breastfeeding…the response was overwhelming! We received over 100 responses. This is the fourth installment. Stay tuned for the rest!

  1. “I am thankful for the bonding we share – and the look of content I see on my 3 month old daughter’s face once she is done eating…” – Divya J.
  2. “I’m thankful because it’s something that I am able to give my baby! It’s such a great bonding experience and I love all the snuggle time!” – Miranda W.
  3. “I am thankful for breastfeeding because it is food straight from heaven. No one will ever be able to make it in the laboratory. Breastmilk is a miracle drug.” – Cynthia M.
  4. “I am thankful for the Love that flows between us when we breastfeed. He looks up at me with those baby blues, and I know that he’s getting sustenance that only Mommy can provide.” – Stephanie G.
  5. “I’m thankful for all of the money I am saving by not buying formula! :)” – Laura H.
  6. ” I’m thankful because it’s hands down the best thing I can do for my 6 month old son!” – Lynn V.
  7. “Hormones! They keep you running and snuggling even when you’ve faced super sleep deprivation!” – Jennifer B.
  8. “I am thankful for breastfeeding because even when I was at work, I could call my husband and let him know to warm up some mother’s milk before my son started crying to let his Daddy know he was hungry.” – Lani R.
  9. “I love how breastfeeding makes you naturally slow down and embrace the moment with your little one. It is a time for handholding, quiet time, giggles and little head rubs. It is truly a blessing to see your child grow and know that you and your little one did that together as a team!” – Missy H.
  10. “The health benefits. My daughter did not get sick for an entire year, even exposed to daycare!” – Marissa S.
  11. “I am thankful for the gift of bearing life and nourishing my babies with MY own milk! As a working mom, it is not easy to breastfeed, but I am DETERMINED and PERSISTENT to continue, because nothing is better for my child. And I am thankful for companies like milkmakers that support the gift of nursing. :)” – Joanne R.
  12. “Breast cancer runs in my family, and by breastfeeding, I don’t just reduce my risk, but my daughters’ risk too.” – Amber H.
  13. “I am thankful for breastfeeding because by nursing my children, I am showing them how valuable, loved and worth every sacrifice they are!” – Alicia O.
  14. “I am thankful for being ABLE to nurse my son who is now 11 months old and still nursing FULL TIME!!! Yay!!! Being able to build our bond and share the love we have for each other!” – Sarah H.
  15. “I can calm my baby down easily if they are hurt or tired. It’s free! It makes me proud of my body and all it can do.” – Jaclyn R.
  16. “I am thankful for the quiet moments alone with my daughters while breastfeeding. It’s nice to take the time from being busy to just sit and relax!” – Kristin F.
  17. “I am thankful because my daughter is healthy and happy and I feel so empowered that my body can not only grow a miracle, but nourish it completely.” – Keri R.
  18. “I am thankful my almost 3yo is keeping the supply up and ready for her little brother that is due very soon!” – Rose W.
  19. “I am thankful because it has helped developed such a sense of trust with my toddler. He knows he can count on me, and it has helped him overcome stress issues, as a result. Knowing mom will be there keeps him calm!” – Linsey K.
  20. “I am thankful for showing my daughters and son how amazing and beautiful breastfeeding is. It’s what breasts are for.” – Desiree T.
  21. “I am thankful that I can sustain my baby’s life on my own and that I am able to have enough to donate and help a friend’s baby.” – Jennifer K.
  22. “I’m thankful for breastfeeding because *I* can control what goes into my daughter’s body. Both my girls have had mild issues with dairy, as does everyone in my family.” – Heather F.
  23. “All that prolactin flowing in my body helped me to be a better mommy and forever bonded me with my children.” – Karla M.
  24. “I am thankful for being able to nurse my son to sleep and have him be so content that he sleeps all night!” – Brianna D.
  25. “I’m thankful for the bond that it’s provided for both my children. Even when they’re sick and don’t want to eat (side effect of daycare), I can still provide them with nourishment.” – Ducki A.
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