Friday, February 14, 2014

Breastfeeding is Love: Why I breastfeed 'til 2 and beyond

When I got pregnant with my eldest, I never knew anything about breastfeeding. I was fed with formula. My sister was given formula. My aunt gave up breastfeeding and pumping milk by the second month, as far as I could remember when they lived with us and I remember her using that "bicycle" horn pump that was the manual pump in the 90s (which I learned later on was very unsanitary). But I was determined not to wake up in the middle of the middle, measuring powder, testing water temperatures, and then finally giving that formula to a hungry, cranky newborn.