Friday, September 24

Let's Talk Breasts

I am passionate about breastfeeding. I nursed Nyah until she was about eighteen months old which is one of my greatest achievements... right up there with natural child birth. I am currently nursing Elsa and she doesn't seem to be thinking of giving it up anytime soon. You might say this child was born to nurse, she latched within minutes of being born and hasn't let up since.

I have been seeing some great breastfeeding promotional videos lately, probably because August was National Breastfeeding Month. Yeah, I am a little late. I thought this was a cool idea to support a great cause. 

Though I didn't send in a video, the question has been in the back of my mind so I thought I would just answer the question here. 
I breastfeed because...hmmm. Why would I actively choose to wake up every two to three hours in the night for a little girl who won't go back to sleep unless she gets a little somethin' somethin'? The obvious reasons are the benefits for baby, too numerous to list.  But other than that, I breastfeed because I am a woman, a mother and its my job. I like to use my body to its fullest potential. I breastfeed because it makes me more in touch with my body and what I put in it. I breastfeed because as Nyah watches me and actively participates in nursing Elsa, I hope she is developing pride in herself and her body that she will carry with her for a lifetime. I breastfeed because I am a little lazy and because I don't have to think twice when the electricity goes out. I breastfeed because I love the way Elsa rubs my arm when she is eating, plays with her ear, squeezes my lips and the look of pure contentment and joy when she is finished eating. I do it because it makes everything in Elsa's world all right. 

I breastfeed because now that I am on my second child it is honestly all I know. I breastfeed because I can.

How many times can I say breast in one post? Enough already! Here is funny video, watch until the end!

Hope everyone has a nice weekend and those traveling stay safe. I think Elsa might be walking by next post! 
Love to all!


  1. suz!! i love reading your blog...haha. i don't know if i have to sign up for this or something but you are an amazing writer. maybe its just cuz i know you, but i am crackin up and am very emotional with the breastfeeding know my thoughts..haha. being a breast fed baby to age 4.haha. your girls are going to be the coolest chics!! the playdate one is great too bc like you i have this picture of a 'playdate' and i'm so glad to know there are cool ones out there. i haven't booked for vegas yet...i'm waitin on my check..haha. but i'm goiiinng!!

  2. Ahh, Kimere! I basically crying, so happy to see a comment from you! So awesome you are reading and thanks for the kind words. Its kind of scary putting your thoughts out there for the world to see. Obviously your mom is a breastfeeding inspiration to me, thanks Maggie! Really looking forward to some Q.T. with you in Vegas, can't wait to see you! Love you!


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