Log In Sign Up

to inspire you.


Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to boards@justmommies.com.

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To Breastfeeding Past One Year LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
  #1  
September 27th, 2008, 07:33 AM
(.Y.)mom2dd(.Y.)
Guest
Posts: n/a
Quote:
A Fool For Love? We Don't Think SO!

At seven months, my son was happily guzzling his nights away at "Mom's Diner." One day I was at a playgroup with him when one of the mothers, her hair perfectly coiffed and fingernails freshly manicured, announced proudly to the group that she had weaned her seven month old baby and was delighted to get her body back. In contrast, there I was: still nursing on demand, sleep deprived, hair messy, and instead of losing weight, gaining it. While as an API leader I now believe that all parents make these choices according to the unique needs of their family, and that one doesn't have to breastfeed to be attached, the feelings this mom aroused in me at the time were not the warm fuzzies.

Fast forward: At eighteen months my son regressed, and for two very scary years we didn't know why he'd lost all speech and eye contact. It took us two years to find a doctor who understood what was going on. My son's condition was the result of an autoimmune disease of the gut. He was put on a gluten-free, casein-free, soy-free diet, and we got our son back onto a normal developmental path. He rapidly caught up with his peers and self-weaned one week before his fifth birthday.
Now, at eleven years of age, my son is indistinguishable from other kids in spite of chronic inflammatory bowel disease and the resulting severe allergies. I feel certain that what helped protect his brain and body from devastating injury were the rich nutrients and immune factors in my breast milk. Had I weaned him, I strongly doubt my son could have made his miraculous recovery from pervasive developmental delays.

No matter what parenting choices you make, following your heart can be daunting. And that's why we are here for you![/b]
From API newletter.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:24 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0