Did you know?
- That your milk changes from morning to afternoon to evening depending on the needs of the baby?
- That the milk has so many antibodies that scientists have done testing about its impact on cancer and it has been promising?
- That the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends you should breastfeed for at least a year and that it repeatedly during this entire time continues to strengthen your child's body and brain?
- Your child is less likely to have heart disease, obesity issues and diabetes if they are breast feed?
- It reduces the mom's chances of breast and ovarian cancer?
- It also burns an additional 500 calories a day!?
Now that the basics are taken care of, I wonder about what kind of breast feeding mom I will be. I see myself as the "publicly feeding my child with a discrete covering on" type. To me that is the middle way. I am not the "whip it out and expose" type nor the "hide under a bushel" type either. The negotiating time to pump at work thing is some what difficult to wrap my head around. I read yesterday they recommend you do it 8 times a day for 15 minutes. Now, that seems a little excessive and though, I am sure my rock hard pecks will signal the time, I can't imagine where I will find the time to do pump that much. I was hoping for once a day. (Another fun fact: not all women leak! Fingers crossed.)