I don't think I fully appreciated what the human body is capable of before I had kids. But getting pregnant - and then breastfeeding - made my jaw drop at its abilities. I grew two whole humans? And fed them both? It never stops being amazing.
Before my daughter was born, I knew I wanted to breastfeed. I was determined to breastfeed come hell or high water, and my mind was made up that my body would cooperate. Luckily, despite the typical early breastfeeding trials and tribulations, we did it. She was a natural, and that was half the battle. I knew I wanted to hit a year of breastfeeding, and because I've never been the type to think that breastfeeding is beneficial until 12 months and all of a sudden not beneficial at 12 months and 1 day, I continued nursing until we hit 14.5 months.
I would have probably continued to breastfeed her a time or two a day, but as I was pregnant with my second, I felt like it was just too much for my body to handle. Plenty of women nurse duringRead More »from Nursing My Body Image: How Breastfeeding Improved the Way I See Myself