What the Internet Can't Tell You About Breastfeeding
So these days with technology at our fingertips, we can jump online and look up anything we want to! You can look up how to cook quinoa, how to sew, or how to take really great pictures. With some research, depending on the difficulty of the task, you will be able to attain that goal.
I have to tell you that breastfeeding is a life skill. It is something that is learned. It is difficult. And the internet can't tell you how to do it. You have to experience it. You have to do it. You have to persevere. But once you learn how to do it, you will wonder how you never knew how to in the first place. At least after nursing two kids both well over a year, I feel like it is second nature and something I will never forget how to do!
So if you’re searching on “how to breastfeed..” or “Steps to make breastfeeding easier”, the articles are out there. Every major health organization has a section of their website devoted to breastfeeding. So it’s kind of a big deal. And there are a ton of blog posts on the subject and some really great ones!
The internet can tell you just how nutritious and how beneficial breastfeeding is. I can also sit and write about all the wondrous facts of it. The best part about breastfeeding is all the stuff the internet CAN’T TELL YOU about it.
Breastfeeding is an awe-inspiring act of nature. Just like bees creating honey or a bird building a nest. God intended women’s breasts to be used for the nourishment of their children.
Breastfeeding is the earliest and easiest form of “fast-food”. Breastmilk is always the perfect temperature. You never have to wait on it and it’s always there whenever baby needs it. You never have to wonder what they want when they are fussing. The attachment parenting side of me just offers the boob and voila!! a happy baby!
You can read in the books that it does provide mom with relaxation during nursing sessions. BUT—the actual experiential high that you get from sitting down after an exhausting day at work to nurse your baby has got to be the BEST. FEELING. EVER.
It eliminates clutter and messes. Yes, you heard that right. No cleaning of bottles, no huge bulky diaper bags with formula containers, bottles, or water. When you experience this, it is the greatest thing ever. I love hopping in the car with a small diaper bag that has a few diapers in it and some wipes to run errands. Traveling light is super convenient.
Lastly, the best thing that breastfeeding does—you definitely won’t find this in books--- It makes you feel like supermom. When you persevere and trial on and establish that extraordinary breastfeeding relationship, you literally feel like you can accomplish anything. It’s like all the stars align in the universe. Everything comes together in perfect synchronization. The sun rises and sets on your breastfeeding relationship. There is nothing or no one that can or should stop you!
If you’re thinking I’m crazy for saying that, I may slightly be but that’s because I’m crazy about breastfeeding. I’m not exaggerating when I say it’s one of the most spectacular things I’ve done in my life. I have nourished children to grow at their own pace, just as they should. I have used abilities anointed to me as a mother to establish a healthy, one-of-a-kind start to my children’s life. For that, I am forever grateful!
What was/is your favorite thing about breastfeeding? Comment below!