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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

A lot of talk about boobs!

International breastfeeding symbol

August is breastfeeding awareness month and though I am THRILLED to see breastfeeding take the spot light I am a little confused why we even need to promote it.  Breastfeeding is one of the greatest things we can do for the health of our children and it's free! I had a terribly difficult start with breastfeeding my first child and it took a lot of patience, practice, help from friends and professionals as well as just good ole sweet time before we finally got it down.  And in the end, it was well worth it in every aspect.  I hate the argument that too much talk about breastfeeding makes mothers that choose not to breastfeed or cannot breastfeed feel guilty.  Well, I hate to break the news to all the moms out there, but motherhood can be filled with guilt if you let it.  We are never going to be a perfect moms because we're not perfect people and we live in an imperfect world.  So we all do the best we can with the best of what we've been given and most of us turn out to do okay.  Not perfect and sometimes not even great, but we do okay.  Our babies are loved, healthy and happy and our children seem to be developing into great little people.  So it is silly not to talk about what is best for baby because some don't like it! So in honor or this month's breastfeeding awareness, BREAST IS BEST!  Here's the link to a public service announcement about breastfeeding.  If you are afraid to hear a lot a talk about boobs, and a lot of words for boobs, you better not listen to it.  (BTW, a word for breast in Spanish not included in the PSA is mama.  Kinda funny don't you think.)   

Breastfeeding Awareness Month PSA

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