Breastfeeding to me is NOT a sacrifice. Why would I deny my child the best nutrition that I can give him? When I am fully capable of producing and breastfeeding? I love breastfeeding and I have a great relationship with it. It happens naturally, its what I was meant to do.
Here is my other thought, why is breastfeeding such a controversy? It shouldn't be. I know that there are people that don't choose to breastfeed and that is there choice. But choosing to breastfeed your child is also a choice. I will always support both, as its not my place to judge. The one thing on my list that I know most others are uncomfortable with is breastfeeding in public. I breastfeed in public and I am proud, that is the way that my son eats, end of story. Here is what I wish, I wish that I could go to the mall with my kids and when Emma is playing in the children's area. I can sit down and breastfeed Jack with out the stare, people pointing and giving faces, as if I cant see you! Or someone actually asking me to leave. I am covered and there is nothing that should be offending them. I truly believe that its the actual act of breastfeeding itself in a public place that disgust people, regardless of how covered I am.
Here is what I want people to take from this, I want breastfeeding moms to just let it go, there all not worth it and you formula feeding moms, don't let the a BF mom bully you. We are all moms that love our children and that's the only thing that should matter. Not how we choose to feed our children. I will always give as much support and advice to a breastfeeding mother as I can, I was told once that if not for my support that she would not have continued breastfeeding. I can't tell you how much that comment meant to me. So lets all just start telling each other what a great job we are doing. Lets face it being a parent is hard on its own, lets stop making it more difficult on one another.
Thanks for reading!