Support and Info for Nursing Moms
Breastfeeding is such a hot topic in the motherhood community. While some may not do it at all others spend several years breastfeeding. The question of how long you should breastfeed is such an incredibly personal topic and can bring out fits of rage in the women defending their choices. While some choose not to breastfeed at all, others struggle and try everything under the sun and still need the help of supplements and supplemental feeding.
New mothers should keep in mind that even some breastfeeding is better than none. Even if you can only nurse once or twice a day it’s still giving your baby more immune factors than if you throw in the towel. Breastfeeding isn’t all or nothing. You are not failing if you have to supplement, you’re doing the best you can for yourself and your baby. The good news is that there are a ton of great resources to help new moms that are having trouble.
Here are some quick links to info you can find on my blog:
My view on breastfeeding, and lots of great info and links
Attachment Parenting with great links on the benefit of extended breastfeeding
If for whatever reason you can’t breastfeed or need to supplement and are looking for an alternative to regular formula take a look at the Weston A. Price Foundation website for homemade formula. I supplemented with Earths Best Organic until I learned about a home made goats milk formula that was super simple to make and Annabelle loved. I got that recipe from Dr. Jim Bob Haggerton from Lifetime Family Wellness in Hurst, TX.
While I experienced a quick drop in milk supply as soon as I went back to work my body has continued to crank out the milk and I’m now trying to figure out how I’m going to wean my 2 year old. As soon as I figure it out I’ll share that story for those in the same boat. You don’t have to explain your breastfeeding choices to anyone. Do what is right for you and your baby and be proud of the choice you make.