You can Google all the amazing benefits that breastfeeding offers - antibodies that aid in fighting off viruses and bacteria, lowers the risk of allergies, fewer ear infections, and the very obvious one, it's free!
Our journey in breastfeeding was a rocky one until we went to a lactation consultant. That 2 hour appointment was life-changing. Seriously! It became less painful, never bloody again and a very enjoyable time for me. We made it 4 months of exclusive breastfeeding. We had to begin supplementing with formula when my efforts to pump did not offer us enough food for his time in daycare. I would breastfeed weekday mornings and evenings and every weekend. Then use formula and any breastmilk we had at daycare.
I then stopped pumping about a month ago. So it was straight formula while at daycare and then I would nurse all other times - nights and weekends.
Hi there! I'm Kara, of taking KARA myself! I've dabbled in blogging off and on for a while now. Mostly off. But I'm trying to change that and make a dent in this side of the world wide web. Enjoy!