For me, there are many things to like about breastfeeding. With the exception of some latching issues with my first, breastfeeding has come easily for me with each baby. Now, I do NOT like pumping, but that's a whole different post. Jaxon has nursed longer than my other babies did and I've really grown to enjoy the time with him.
Right now, I really love that nursing makes Jaxon a baby again. He's a very go-go-go toddler, but sometimes, he just needs milk. That means I get to hold him and snuggle him and pretend he's still little.
I love that milk fixes everything. Hurt feelings, hurt fingers, exhaustion, teething...there is really nothing milk can't fix.
I love the look when Jaxon first latches on. His eyes briefly roll back into his head. It's this look of "OMG, this stuff is soooo good, it's just what I needed." I always feel like I'm enabling an addict when I see that look.
I love the smell of his breath. Is there anything sweeter than milky baby breath?
I love it when he laughs while nursing. It's counter productive sometimes, but I love making him laugh while he's nursing. The littlest things crack him up, but he's always reluctant to stop nursing, so he laughs while he's still latched. It's adorable.
I love that I don't have to worry about his nutrition or caloric intake. Jaxon still nurses enough during the day (and ALL NIGHT LONG), and so even on days he doesn't eat food well, it's nice to know he's still getting what his little body needs from my milk.
I love not having to buy formula. Or bottles. Or bottle liners. Or wash bottles each night. Or make sure there's formula in the diaper bag before I leave the house. Been there, done that with the other kids after I went back to work/they weaned. Breastfeeding is really convenient.
What do/did you love about breastfeeding?
This post is part of the Breastfeeding Blog Hop hosted by The Slacker Mom and co-hosted by Happiness Redefined and The Gnome’s Mom. This week’s topic is "Favorite Things". Link up and join the fun!