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I always knew I wanted to bf. Until I looked into it, i figured just a couple months. Then I started learning about all the benefits for both of us and how they increased the longer you bf. My goal is a year now, obviously having to pump while at work or in class, as well as at home for the time being too.
10.03.13 8lbs 11oz 21 inches
Excuse my typos, there is either a baby on my boob or sleeping in my arms
Thank you *sharon* for my adorable siggy
I never really thought about it until I got pregnant and even then it's not something I was for or against. I was not breastfed and no one in my family breastfed. If it weren't for my husband and his family, I would not have been so blessed to breastfeed all of my boys. My husband did almost ruin it for me by telling me I had no choice and that I had to breastfeed. His family is big on breastfeeding. Well that made me want to prove him wrong because, no one was going to tell me what I HAD to do but luckily, after researching on my own, I agreed.
The decision to breastfeed was one that I made before we started TTC. At first, it was purely financial, but the more research I did, the more I realized that it was the best choice for many other reasons.
"Shake it up now, Sugaree. I'll meet you at the Jubilee. And if that Jubilee don't come. Maybe I'll meet you on the run."
Once I could actually visualize myself having children (I always knew I wanted kids, but there was a distinct period in time where it shifted from a vague, "one day" feeling to a "okay, I can actually see how and when this is going to happen") BF was the plan.
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I never even considered it when I was pregnant with my older kids. It was never recommended, my mother didn't support it, none of my friends had breastfed, it was before the internet so yeah. Nothing to point me in that direction.
When I got pregnant with Daniel, I was posting here on JM (when it was much much smaller) and thought I'd give it a shot and did. We successfully breastfed after a few bumps in the road for 8 months. When I got pregnant with Keelan, it was a no brainer. My initial goal wsa to get to 12 months to take formula out of the equation. But the closer I got to 1 year, the more I realized that he was in no way ready to quit and neither was I. And here we are at 28.5 months ...
Breastfeeding is a natural part of having a baby and breast milk is a baby's natural first food. I am still breastfeedibg my first child aged 2.5years and will breastfeed this one as well. Breast milk is designed for babies and is always fresh, clean and safe to consume. It is easy for a baby to digest and can help to prevent gastrointestinal problems such as tummy upsets, constipation or diarrhoea. So I always try to BF my child. Thanks
Always planned to breastfeed. It's just the natural route. Which has surprised a lot of people (and that surprised me) because they kept saying we need to save up money for all the formula we're going to be using. Ha no.