It’s black breastfeeding week, y’all!
And while it’s evident that I’m not actually breastfeeding at this moment pictured, I do every day because I believe it’s important for the growth and development of my baby and for our bonding. I prefer to give her what my body naturally creates for her. As I said before, there are endless benefits: baby-tailored nutrients, endless free food supply, bottle-free feeding, easy access for feeding on-the-go, mother-baby bonding, natural postpartum weight loss, just to name a few!
And no, this is not a shot at those who choose formula over breastmilk/breastfeeding. Do you, boo boos! Not everyone can lactate. And some moms that can just choose not to for various reasons. They are doing what they feel is best for them/their baby and that is fine, too.
This is just to encourage those melanated mommas who do choose to breastfeed their little ones.
This week is for us!
Somedays it’s easy. Somedays it’s hard. Somedays you just don’t want to. Somedays you never want the moment to end. It’s all a part of this beautiful rollercoaster that is motherhood. And it’s always worth it. So keep going for as long as you and your baby/toddler want to!
The World Health Organization and UNICEF encourage breastfeeding combined with solid foods until your little one is 2 or 3
“Breastmilk is an important source of energy and protein, and helps to protect against disease during the child’s second year of life.”
So don’t let anyone make you feel bad for doing so if you so choose!
It may seem weird to many, but it’s time to normalize breastfeeding for as long as Mom and baby/child feel necessary.
If we can so easily normalize humans drinking cow’s milk, then we should certainly be able to normalize humans drinking human milk.
ITS WHAT ITS FOR!!!!