I was 17 years old when I got pregnant with my son. The Nurse Midwife was reviewing all the benefits of breastfeeding, and I was like, "no way am I breastfeeding! NO WAY!!!", then she said it would help me to lose my pregnancy weight, and I was like, "shoot, I'm so gonna breastfeed! Sign me up!". I bf him for 4 months, and stopped because I was back to work and couldn't get even an ounce from pumping! 10 years later, I had my daughter and knew even before I was pregnant I would bf. This time it was more for the benefits to my child. I would say my favorite thing about it is that I can give my baby something no one else can. We have this special time alone together. I have to sit down with her and I just love looking at her little eyes and face. My most favorite time of the day is first thing in the morning, when I get home from work and the minute she sees me, she instantly wants me and wants to eat. She waits for me to get home, and will play contently until she sees me, then its like she starving! I pick her up and we go lay down together. No one else can do this with her, just me. Maybe it's selfish, but I truly love this intimacy between us.
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