Updated: Feb 20, 2019
I am not a mother yet.. But my mom was one of those moms who breastfed their baby (me) until I was 4.. I know a lot of people might think, "breastfeeding a child until they are 4 is too much"..
And in fact I don't think any mother plans to breastfeed their babies this long..
But it happens.. My mom told me she did it, first because she wanted me to be healthy.. second because she wanted me to wean naturally.. and by the time I finally said, "I don't want boobies anymore" I was already 4 😳
And every now and then, she does tells me that I am healthy because she breastfed me. We both do have good health (thank God 🙏🏾) and when I read about the benefits of breastfeeding, it all makes sense to me 🙂 And I like to spread the message!
That's why I started "Breastfeeding An Act Of Love" so people would slowly get used to seeing more breastfeeding photos and accept it as it is: a normal, natural thing. But I also hear from a lot of mothers about how hard their experiences were and how frustrating it is..
One thing I know for sure, one day, when I become a mother, I will try my best.. And if it doesn't work out for me, it will hurt, I know.. But I'll know that I have tried my best..
The World Breastfeeding Week (1st to 7th of August 2018) is meant to encourage more mothers to support each other and try breastfeeding.. and less people to judge or ask them to cover themselves.
To help normalise something that is normal.. To make mother's comfortable when breastfeeding in public. It is not to make any mother feel bad. Whatever way you feed your baby, I’m sure you do it with LOVE and in the end, that’s what really matters 🖤