Why WE Love Breastfeeding
We’re celebrating World Breastfeeding Week/Month here at milkmakers, so we asked you, why do you love breastfeeding? Your answers inspired and astounded us.Milkmakers mom Caitlin Brunetta shared, “I’m thankful for the bonding experience I have with my daughter. As an active duty military mommy, I’m heading back to deployable status in January. We’ve been breastfeeding and bonding for 12 months now and hope to continue our snuggle time until January.”Another mom, Angela Spar, talked about her experience with the devastation of Sandy, “During this hurricane and loss of our home, I knew I would be able to give my baby a source of warm, clean milk without worrying about bottles and formula. It was a great comfort to both of us during this stressful time (how I kept up my milk supply I don’t know though!).”And Serena Tremblay spoke about how comforting it was to her because it meant her baby “was able to live in the hospital with me for 5 months while I lived on the physical rehabilitation unit learning how to walk again after complications surrounding his birth left me unable to walk. (We are still going strong too.)”Some moms shared that they were particularly grateful they were able to breastfeed after difficulty at first or in the past, like Gayle Weiswasser, who shared, “I am thankful to have the opportunity and the choice to breastfeed. There are a lot of moms who can’t for any number of reasons, and I had a hard time breastfeeding my twins when they were born 8 years ago, which makes me appreciate that I can breastfeed my new baby now even more. It makes me happy knowing that he’s at 95% for height and weight due mostly to what he’s getting from me!.”But many, many more moms were just eager to let us know that the bond is incredible, the benefits are immeasurable, and breastmilk is the most convenient, most affordable food on the market!Thank you, milkmakers mamas, for sharing with us the reasons you love breastfeeding. We’ll be sharing all week on our Facebook page, on Twitter, and on Instagram. If you’d like to join the conversation- please share with the hashtag #reasonsibreastfeed.