Monday, July 27, 2009

On my soap box...

So I admit it... I was watching "16 and pregnant, Life after Labor" the other night and the audience was asking questions. One of the questions was why the girls chose not to breastfeed and Dr Drew chimed in, like he would truly understand! All the girls talked about how tiring it was and how some family members had talked them out of it before they even started by talking about how painful it would be. Then Dr Drew said how it was not as "glamorous" as everyone made it out to be and that it was too difficult and then "the baby has to cooperate as well"... blah blah blah! Breastfeeding can be painful and it can be rough but I totally believe it is what is best for my child. It's not glamorous... its natural. I breastfed Kyndahl until 11 months when she stopped because I was pregnant with Kaylah... I plan on breastfeeding Kaylah at least a year. It's totally more convenient... and I think I get more sleep not having to warm bottles or even leave my room!!! Again, I know it is a personal choice but it should be an option that I think everyone should try and Dr Drew telling being almost openly against it was just sending the wrong message in my opinion!!
Breastfeeding is what the pediatricians say is best for your baby and you have a bond with your child that no one else could ever have. It was VERY painful with Kyndahl but it was so worth it! So now I will jump off the soap box and head to bed! Thanks for letting me vent!


  1. Amen sister! It is painful but so worth it for your babies :) I breastfeed all three girls and wouldnt trade it for anything!!

  2. Amen sister! I was cracked and bleeding for two weeks after Kara was born but it was so worth it. If you can just make it past the first 2-3 weeks it's great.