Sep 2, 2013
75 Things I Have Learned From 75 Months of Breastfeeding (Part 3)
Posted by Michelle A. Mabalod on Monday, September 02, 2013
If you are new around here, you may read Part 1 here and Part 2 here.
51. I have learned that breast milk is always sterile.
52. I have learned that breastfed babies thrived better than bottlefed ones in the wake of calamities. Breastfed babies still thrive in evacuation centers.
53. I have learned that breastfeeding does not cause sagging of the breasts. Aging does.
54. I have learned that breastfeeding does help regulate weight.
55. I have learned that the ability to produce milk is an amazing gift from God that I intend to use to the fullest.
56. I have learned that I would cherish for life the fact that I have breastfed all of my kids.
57. I have realized that the ability to breastfeed is an equalizer, that women everywhere are endowed with the gift to nourish their babies, no matter their situation.
58. I have learned that my kids love my smell simply because they associate me with the bliss of nursing.
59. I have learned that breast milk has the right mix of DHAs for proper brain development.
60. I have learned that number 59 is true, at least where my kids are concerned.
61. I have learned that the sight of a breastfeeding mother is always a lovely sight.
62. I have learned that breastfeeding requires sacrificing a part of my work and leisure, but that’s okay.
63. I have learned that breastfeeding is a fulfilling sacrifice.
64. I have learned that breastfeeding requires dogged commitment.
65. I have learned that I haven’t really breastfed as lengthily as did my mom. She had 8 kids.
66. I have learned that weaning is always difficult.
67. I have learned that weaning makes me weepy for days.
68. I have learned that weaning is one of the most guilt-ridden experiences I have ever known.
69. I have learned that I would always look back to my breastfeeding moments with fondness.
70. I know in my heart that I have always dreamed of breastfeeding my kids.
71. I know in my heart that I have fulfilled that dream.
72. I know breastfeeding would continue to be one of my advocacies.
73. I know I would want my daughter to be a breastfeeding mom someday.
74. I know I would want my sons to marry women who would be willing to breastfeed my grandkids.
75. Lastly, I know breastfeeding is one of the best decisions I have made in my life.