Do you want to feed your baby organic food?
Some of my favorite memories of my sons as babies (which was not that long ago they are 2 and 4 years old) involve breastfeeding. It is a truly magical and priceless bonding experience. And for someone who loves good, real food as much as I do, there could be nothing more satisfying and empowering than that tingling feeling that accompanies the milk ducts springing into action to produce fresh milk, full of just the right mix of enzymes, nutrients, antibodies, hormones, and other beneficial components that have yet to be discovered the product of millions of years of evolution, specially made for my baby to ensure hell grow and thrive.
But we also faced many obstacles along the way. The challenges started in the hospital with my firstborn and continued up to the moment my last born sipped his last drop of human milk.
My oldest, Liam, would not latch on at first. I had expected breastfeeding to be easy it was, after all, so natural but there I was, a brand new mom with an hours-old baby, struggling to get my newborn to latch on. Those first hours of motherhood ushered in the realization that, in parenthood, not everything will go as planned.