Saturday, October 15, 2011

Brainy and Beautiful Moms Breastfeed

The latest breastfeeding campaign from Unicef.
breastfeeding campaign. daphne paez

Photo from Daphne Paez's website.

This is a really good campaign to encourage working women to breastfeed their children. While most women I know now prefer to breastfeed their children, I am aware that there are still women out there who think that breastfeeding isn't for them. My mother, for one, is an example of a working woman who thought that breastfeeding is only for those who can't afford to buy formula milk. For some reason, my mother felt and believed that formula milk is better than her own breastmilk. I can recall discussions on which formula milks were best. This was between my mother, aunts, and with her colleagues as well. So if there's no awareness, these women would be encouraging their own daughters and nieces to do the same.

With Euna at Terminal 3
Euna at 5 months. Photo above was taken in Changi Airport Terminal 3, Singapore.

My daughter is over 26 months old now and I'm still breastfeeding her. There are so many benefits to breastfeeding, I won't even enumerate them here (a quick google can provide you with a more comprehensive list). She's old enough to be weaned and I do think I should start weaning her but I have tried and she's not ready. I guess I am not ready as well since I haven't done a good enough research on the subject of weaning her without (or minimal) stress/trauma.

I would direct you to check out more of the campaign at http://www.beautybrainsandbreastfeeding.org/ but that link, as of 4:00 AM of October 15, still doesn't work. In the meantime, you can check out Daphne Paez's post.


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