I had been thinking about writing this for a while, and with the latest study that’s making Facebook news, I think the timing is right.
I have two sons, ages 6 and 1, both breastfed. I myself was breastfed for 3 months, followed by formula; and I grew up watching my siblings be breastfed for a couple of months, and then formula fed for the majority of their childhoods.
When I was pregnant with Jonathan (my first born), I had absolutely no intention to breastfeed. In fact, I clearly remember telling my husband that he better not expect me to breastfeed, because I wasn’t going to! It was my right not to, I wasn’t into it, it sounded too difficult – just, no.
As my due date approached, I started to become okay with trying. And after giving birth, that’s exactly what I did! I tried.