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[Comments] (2) Nursing Degree: Despite 6-8 weeks of pain (worse than childbirth), a thrush infection and mastitis, I really like breastfeeding. Here's why.

It's free. It's easier and less hassle than bottle-feeding. You don't need to carry extra stuff when you go out. It's free snuggles. You hardly have to wake up to do it in the middle of the night. It makes me feel really good to know that I am providing all the nourishment my baby needs for free.

By the way, I didn't know I was so committed to breasfeeding until I stuck with it through the pain. I am a wimp.

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Posted by Kristen at Tue Jun 12 2007 18:50

Yes, it is what all new moms need to know: nursing is HARD...but worth it.

Posted by Joe Walch at Wed Jun 13 2007 16:22

Very good to know. Louise will get a better first-hand (and I, second-hand) idea of that someday.

Breastfeeding infants does is wonderful. You transfer important antibodies that prevent sickness from entering via the mucous membranes (S. Pneumonia, Ear, Eyes, Nose, Throat infections, G.I. infections). It really helps an infant grow--not having to expend the energy fighting off infections.


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