There are certainly things that I used to be much more on top of like meal prep and cleaning… I realized not getting these done is not the end of the world and it is OK to order out or eat leftovers three days in a row. I hired a house cleaner twice a month to reduce my stress there, and if I was seeking balance, I would see needing help as a failure. But re-framing it has made all the difference and as long as I check off those three priorities, I feel like I won the day!
How has breastfeeding proved to help in boosting the immunity of your baby and your own physical recovery?
My personal experience has been hugely positive in regards to the health of my child. I knew I wanted to nurse him and give him the nutrients my body made just for him to help him grow as strong as possible and I feel so fortunate I had the ability and opportunity to do just that.
He has only been sick once in his two years of life even with a lot of travel as he has flown more than 20 times all over the US and even to Singapore!
How old is your baby girl/boy? Share your emotional experience while feeding a baby?
Athens, my son, is now two. (since this is for august, I am just going with that bc his b’day is 7/29) I loved nursing! I weaned him at 9months, and had pumped enough milk for him through 10 months. That very special time together was so meaningful and those baby cuddles were special.
Share your input on your diet pattern you followed while breast-feeding. How long do you think it’s important to breast-feed a baby?
My body handled nursing and training fairly well. I was able to run up to 2 hour long runs, 70 miles a week, and still had enough milk for him as long as I was very cognizant of fueling well before and after training, and hydrating during runs over an hour. My personal goal was to breastfeed exclusively through 6 months but I wanted to get through flu season and he was so healthy and happy it was a joy to continue.
I honestly wish I would have nursed him to a year. I miss that special time together now that he is so on the go.
WF team is grateful to Neely Spence & her team for an enlightening input on Significance of Breast-feeding.