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10 shallow reasons to breastfeed

Posted by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 2:41 PM
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Idk how I feel about this yet.....


http://shine.yahoo.com/parenting/10-mildly-shallow-reasons-breastfeed-173500145.html


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big_red05
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 2:50 PM
I think this was written in jest but it's true I have some of y own reasons for doing it besides its best for baby.. Like its free! And all the other things she said.. It's easy! So much easier the bottle feeding.. Whatever your reasons it seems bf always "wins" hands down ;)
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MamaDee83
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 3:08 PM

I wholeheartedly agree with #6. I didn't miss my period AT ALL. It just recently came back after 22 months of being MIA.

Precious333
by Group Admin - Julia on Mar. 9, 2013 at 3:11 PM

These are definite perks! lol

. Milk boobs are awesome. Have you seen milk boobs? The new-mom, my-milk-just-came-in(!!) boobs? They're glorious. They're porn star glorious except they're REAL. They'll make even the staunchest feminist reconsider her rabid stance on breast augmentation. These fabulous tits were a fabulous surprise after my first child, and a highly anticipated perk (for both my husband and me) after my second.

This is me, in the first 3 months, and then they slowly start to deflate, lol, but DH loves it for sure,. and it doeshide my postpartum belly!

2. I don't have to work out. My baby weight lost itself because breastfeeding burns 500-800 calories A DAY. Even my best workout when I was in my twenties and maintaining a hot college body to bring the boys to the yard didn't burn 800 calories. How crazy would I be to opt out of something that burns a shitload of calories while I sit on my ass, snuggling my baby, in my thirties?

This probably wouldn't change or me, even if I wasn't nursing, However I do try and havesome sort of physical activity, just for my own health, I dont' see breastfeeding as being an excuse ot to stay healthy, infact its an even more excuse, because I want to be healthy to take care of my kiddos.

3. I don't feel remotely guilty about what I eat. I need to replace the calories nursing burns otherwise my milk production decreases dramatically. So heeeelllllloooo, Smashburger. Thank you for contributing to the cause of better infantile nutrition. And yes, I would like a salted-caramel shake with that. It's all in the name of milk production.

I try and eat healthy throughout pregnancy and beastfeeding, so I don't use breastfeeding or pregnancy as a n excuse to eat junk, infact Iam more cautiou when I am pregnant or breastfeeding, mosly for my sake, because I am giving a lot of nutrience over to my children.

4. I can't forget my breasts when I leave the house. I've forgotten diapers, clothes, blankets, binkies, the stroller, the entire diaper bag after spending 20 minutes packing it, and even the friggen baby, but I've never forgotten milk. If you don't have kids, having one less thing to remember as you herd your family out the door may not seem significant. If you do have kids, you know how significant it is.

YEP! and the forgetful person that I am, I'm so glad I don't have to worry about that!

5. I get guaranteed breaks during crappy social functions. It is completely acceptable to excuse yourself from a party to nurse your child in private. Even though I don't really care about privacy, I sometimes take advantage of this understanding to avoid awkward acquaintances and annoying relatives and go play Angry Birds or check Facebook for awhile.

YEP! I also use it as an excuse t take baby back from relatives who don't want to hand baby back over!

6. Aunt Flo goes on sabbatical. Thanks to breastfeeding, I made it 50 weeks sans Aunt Flo after my daughter was born. My son just turned one and I'm still waiting for her return. If you count her absence during my pregnancy, I haven't seen her in nearly 2 years. TWO YEARS. I don't miss that bitch at all.

YEP! LOVE this one, and I think itswell deserved too, after post partum bleeding!

7. I can instantly comfort my screaming baby without having to troubleshoot the actual problem. Sometimes I'm too tired or busy to try to figure out what the baby is crying about, so I just nurse him. Nine times out of 10, shoving a boob in his mouth calms him down immediately. Note: This also works with his father.

YEP! However, usually wiuth a fussy baby, they do need comfort, and the boob is the perfect remedy!

8. I can have unprotected sex for 6 months. When done correctly, breastfeeding is an effective form of birth control up to the baby's 6-month birthday. So no hormones for me, and no condoms for my husband, for 6 months. Like I said though, you have to do it right or you end up with Irish twins. Like my parents did. D'oh.

I don't go as far to do that, I never know with myself when I will start, after my second was born my cycle started before 6months, even though he was ebfed, and nursing throughout te night as well!

9. Breast milk poop smells a hell of a lot better than formula poop. I have to change a lot of disgusting poopy diapers, so if anything can make them less disgusting, I'm in. Breast milk poop smells, but it doesn't stink. Not like formula shit. I found this out firsthand when changing a friend's formula-fed baby. I thought something died in her diaper. I almost called Animal Control.

YEP!!! and I love that breastmilk baby breath too!

10. When my kids have kids, I can hold it over their heads that when they were babies, I did everything right and know everything. The extreme commitment and effort of breastfeeding lends a lot of credibility to the future backseat parenting of my grandchildren.

I love hearing m y mom's love fr breastfeeding, and I will sure pass that down to my kiddos (who are boys, but they can b supportive daddies :)

feliciasmith
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 3:13 PM
TTC2Long
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 3:13 PM
I'm fine with all of that. Why not??
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feliciasmith
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 3:19 PM
Well I guess for me those were just all the perks that i discovered after the fact. Not reasons I based my decision to bf on, Its just the title I'm not fond of


Quoting TTC2Long:

I'm fine with all of that. Why not??

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polkaspots
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 3:21 PM
I love this list. It's honest and everything is true. Yeah there are other reasons, it's what babies are supposed to have, but be realistic. Who is really thinking about their reduced risk of breast cancer when they're sleep nursing their baby. I know I'm just thankful his diaper doesn't need to be changed so I don't actually have to get up. It's so much easier to nurse a hungry baby at three am than to get up and go properly put together formula. I know, because I only breastfed my oldest for three months. Even when I made the bottles before I went to bed, I still took too long to get her bottle ready before the I'm hungry whining turned to screaming.
BabyPink07
by Bronze Member on Mar. 9, 2013 at 3:22 PM
Lol, read it while doing reason 5. I just don't want to socialize.
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KylersMom8-16-7
by Silver Member on Mar. 9, 2013 at 3:24 PM
Hell yes! I agree with all that lol.
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