The Backstory- Part 1
I have a six month old that I am exclusively breastfeeding. I take my responsibility very seriously. I believe that breastfeeding is one of the best gifts you can give your baby. The nourishment value of breastfeeding is unparalleled.
I also enjoy the experience of feeding my baby. The joy I see in his eyes as he drinks his milk is gratifying. I am not a "breastfeeding Nazi" as my husband and I like to call those that make you feel bad about not breastfeeding or push you too hard to breastfeed. It is a huge commitment that some may not want to or cannot make. I have worked very hard to keep my milk supply up and to be able to fulfill this commitment.
My son was born before his due date. Sometimes I pumped 6-8 times a day after breastfeeding to get my milk supply up to exclusively breast feed. Given the history, I stay committed to my responsibility.