I never thought I would breastfeed. I don't know anyone in my family that has and never thought I would be the first. After reading about all the positives, I decided I would BF as long as I could up to 6 months. I never expected to last more than 8 weeks, TBO. It sounded complicated and like a lot of work. From the first time I fed her, I fell in love with BF and I may go longer than planned. I still take it day by day, but I do love to feed her. Here is my list:
It's mommy time with her.
I get to stare at her while she eats and look at all her little features.
It comforts her more than a bottle does, when she is upset nothing can calm her like nursing can.
Motherhood is scary, and I have had some fears about whether I had the skills to be a mother, BF has given me the confidence. I don't know what it is about BF, but I feel like if I can do something so important like make food for her from my body, then I will be able to give her advice about boys, bullies, school, etc.