1. It's FREE.
2. I learnt all about breastfeeding at university and I learnt that it is very healthy for both Mum and baby, but I am now convinced after having two healthy children that never needed to see the Doctor for illness before th age of one. In fact my son didn't vomit or have diarhoea for the first time until he was almost 3.
3. It's sooooo convenient. All you need when you walk out the door is a nappy, a couple of wipes and a babygrow which all fit nicely into the pocket of my Maya Wrap. No bags and completely hands free too.
4. We get quite a bit of sleep. With my second we mastered lying down nursing in the hospital on the first night which meant that we've never really had nights when we've hardly slept (maybe once or twice with teeth). I haven't once felt like a zombie this time around.
5. It is the most adorable time when your baby is nursing and she/he looks up at you and smiles with a mouth full of boobie and milk, magical!
6. It makes me sit down and take a breath (well that was before the android phone), now it's a time for tweeting.
7. It is the answer to everything. Breastfeeding has become the perfect parenting tool, it is the first trick I pull out of the bag and 99/100 is does the trick whether it be quench a thirst or calm after a fall. It's also great on the aeroplane so their ears don't pop.
8. I have met some amazing individuals through breastfeeding, at breastfeeding conferences, at breastfeeding support groups, at the hospital, and in the street.
9. That first time that you touch your breast at the right time or the baby pulls off as soon as you let down and you squirt milk across the room (or the pub at an NCT coffee morning) and you now know that you have milk after spending twenty minutes hand expressing a few drops on the first day in the hospital and you're wondering if the baby is getting enough. It's also a cool party trick.
10. I love that breastfeeding has led my life on a completely different path. I eat, sleep and breathe breastfeeding. It nourishes my children, it pays the bills and it makes my life so rewarding to be able to share my experiences and knowledge with new Mums every day.
Tell me why you love breastfeeding or tell me what about breastfeeding has helped you decide to breastfeed your baby.
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