Straight From Moms: Why I Love Breastfeeding

March 26, 2013

At Medela, we’re devoted to supporting moms throughout their breastfeeding journey. We’ve spent many years working to spread the word about the benefits of breastfeeding, and we know just how incredible the bond it creates can be. Then, it dawned on us: Who better to share all the benefits than moms like you? So, we asked Medela moms, “What do you love most about breastfeeding?” Here is what they had to say.

“The fact that while others can comfort her, I am the only one that can provide exactly what she needs.” – Brandi K. R.

“In a world that is always busy, breastfeeding gives me the opportunity to slow down and focus on the things that matter most!” – Misty N. W.

“I love breastfeeding for many reasons, but as a mom of a two year old and a nursing 5 month old, I love how portable it makes baby. I can leave the house with only a diaper and my ring sling and have everything baby needs!” – Erin D.

“I love the ease of night time feeding. I love the way she holds my fingers as she nurses. She always looks up with the sweetest eyes and sometimes pauses mid nursing to give me the biggest grins.” – Shayla M.

“As a working mom, breastfeeding has given me the opportunity to bond with my baby boy in a way no one else can. Additionally, by pumping I am still able to provide for him while he’s home with daddy and I’m working.” – Anora O.

“The extra calories in lactation cookies I get to eat. Just kidding…sort of. I love that she sees me as a place of comfort and love. She’s so happy and trusting during and after nursing. I love that I’m (hopefully!) starting a lifelong bond with her, so she’ll know I’m always the one to turn to for comfort and unyielding love.” – Bekah C. P.

“Early on I loved that I was the only one who could provide the one thing she needed. Now, at almost a year old, I love that I’m below pre-pregnancy weight without working out (Not to say that not exercising is a good thing).” – Jordan E. S.

“Convenience, bonding, and the knowledge that nothing but YOUR body has the absolute perfect life-giving nutrition for another human being.” – Amy L.

“My tiny preterm boy gained 3 lbs in a month! That cleared him of most of his health concerns. He’s my miracle!” – Corri O.

“What I love the most about breast feeding is knowing that there will be few things I do in life that will be more important, more meaningful or more precious than this!” – Lauren T. S.

Want to hear what more moms had to say? Read the full list of responses on Facebook, and tell us what you love most about breastfeeding!

2 thoughts on “Straight From Moms: Why I Love Breastfeeding

  1. Georganna Payne says:

    I have a 7 month old daughter who I breastfeed, and it is one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had the pleasure of being a part of. I reccommend it to every new and expecting mother I know. I recently completed a research paper on breastfeeding and I found out that it is so important for both mother and child in more ways than I ever knew. I would like to share a small bit about what I discovered.

    Breastfeeding until at least 6 months old exclusively is recommended by most health agencies. It provides the infant with optimal nutrition as well as the added benefits of enhancing vaccines, providing antibodies, and lowering the risk for SIDS amongst other benefits. Breastfeeding is also important in strengthening the bond between mother and child. There are several advantages to breastfeeding for the mother as well, such as; a faster recovery time, a natural contraceptive, ease of weight loss, help avoiding post-partum depression and a reduced risk for breast and ovarian cancer. It is critical for a breastfeeding mother who wishes to succeed to have support, not only from her partner, but from her family, friends, employers, health care providers and her community as well.

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