I am happy to share an intro and breastfeeding infographic today from Jenny at Mom Loves Best.
Remember when you were younger and you wanted to learn something new? You tackled it with unbridled enthusiasm, and you were too legit to quit. You kept at it until you mastered it, or at least until you became proficient, it lost its luster, and you moved on to the next challenge.
When you start learning to breastfeed, you need to channel your inner child -- the person who wasn’t afraid of anything, the person who pursued their goals beyond all reason.
Because let’s face it, breastfeeding isn’t easy. It can be frustrating, aggravating and even painful at times, especially in the beginning. If you are in the early stages of breastfeeding or you’re still pregnant and haven’t started yet, what you need is a little bit of motivation -- a list of reasons why, even in your darkest hours, you shouldn’t give up on breastfeeding.
Even those with the best of intentions will sometimes lose their way and want to throw in the towel. At MomLovesBest, we want mothers everywhere to remember why breastfeeding matters for those days where they feel overwhelmed or tired. Our infographic summarizes 111 reasons why breastfeeding is a better choice than formula. Even if you just look at one reason every day, that gives you enough reasons to propel you through almost four months of breastfeeding.
As you watch your baby grow and thrive on his breast milk diet, the challenges will still be there, but they’ll seem smaller and more manageable. Because at the end of the day, what matters most isn’t the struggle you’re going through -- it’s the end result. And your baby’s well-being will make all your effort worth it.