Thursday, May 10, 2012

Breastfeeding and Beyond

Breast is best people even if your a yr, 4 yrs, or 50.

First of all the damn wording is totally wrong. "Are you mom enough?" What the hell is that suppose to mean? I'd like to address some mothers can no longer breastfeed for whatever reason and thats respectable. If we breastfeed or bottle feed our young we do our best. So we are mother ENOUGH regardless we breastfeed to a yr or just 6 months or not at all. For we will do anything for our children. So with that said...Today a cover from TIME MAGAZINE rose with a Mother still breastfeeding her 4 year old child. So? There's nothing wrong in that. There's cultures out there who do not that the luxury of options of formula like we have. America is squeamish about this cover only because of the reason that we do not explore this wonderful option to continue giving nutrition to our older child in fear of being ostracized. Just shut the hell up! God made tits for a reason and it isn't to look at and drool...if youre a baby thats cool lol.

Here's my story...I am a breastfeeding mother of two. a 3.5 yr old and a 4 month old. In my opinion (if mother can) breastfeed as long as possible and or let the chid/baby wean off naturally. Sometimes it does take that long most of the time it doesnt. Who are we to judge and say things like "if the kid can remember/walk/talk/has teeth it should stop." or "its gross. its incestual. When is she gonna cut the umbilical cord?!" Its all about nutrition. My 3.5 yr old sees me breastfeed his younger brother and still remembers and is interested in it. Though he no longer feeds from me if he sees my pumped milk he'd go for it. We are the only "mammals" that do not drink our own milk for nutrition for a long duration wether mothers just lose their milk or in fear of what others may think of them. Breast milk does not expire, its benefits does not stop at 6 months or a yr. the benefits are endless: smarter children, lower risk of onset diabetes, lower risk of asthma and eczema, lower risk of obesity later in life, lower risk of contracting ear infect, cold, flu. So why not protect your children for as long as possible?  In the beginning of time there were no bottle all were breastfed wether it went as long as 4 yrs old or just a yr. its all about nutrition. Nothing about it is sexual! Breast is best people even if your a yr, 4 yrs, or 50.


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