the unnatural mother

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Why do I breastfeed? It is Natural. October 16, 2012

Filed under: Breastfeeding — reeseyenko @ 9:47 pm
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I have 3 kids – one is in primary school, one is a toddler and one is an infant. All of them are/were breastfed to some degree – my first breastfed for only 1.5 months, my second for 13 months and my princess is 10 months and is still breastfeeding.

There are many benefits to breastfeeding  and you can get this information anywhere. But why do I choose to breastfeed? My reasons change every time you ask me and almost everyday, there is a new realization.

At this point in my princess’ life, I breastfeed her because it is the most natural thing to do. When I get home, the first thing I do is (wash my hands), put my expressed milk in the refrigerator and take my baby from the babysitter. I would offer her my breast even if it has only been 30 mins since my last pump. Breastfeeding has become a habit and a way of life – just the way it should be.

My princess and I cuddle for a nursing break at one restaurant.

I hope to naturally wean my princess. This means that I will not do anything to stop her at the breast and that I will wait for her to say “mommy, I don’t want mommy’s milk anymore”. Why stop her from getting the best?


4 Responses to “Why do I breastfeed? It is Natural.”

  1. Valerie Says:

    Hi! I am also the mother of three and breastfed (feed) them all. My youngest is 13 months old and still going strong! I don’t see an end in sight, and pretty much I think it’ll be up to him when he’s weaned. We are trying to conceive baby #4 and that might affect my milk supply, but we’ll see! Congrats on nursing so long!! 🙂

    • reeseyenko Says:

      Thanks! Wow, baby#4! I think 3 is enough for us for now 🙂

      • Valerie Says:

        Well, we both come from families with 4 & 5 kids so it feels natural to us. 🙂 And with our older two children being 7 & 11 years older than our 1 yr old, we think he needs a playmate. 😉

  2. reeseyenko Says:

    @valerie: oh so that’s why 🙂 yes, he does need someone to play with 🙂

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