Amy - posted on 04/15/2009 ( 24 moms have responded )
So, how did you come to breastfeeding?
For me - my mother is a lactation consultant. I think she probably would have smacked me upside the head had I not nursed my children. Of course, the immune system and nutritional benefit to baby as well as the decreased risk for breast and uterine cancers coupled with the increased weight loss and no need to get out of bed at night to feed my baby all helped to reinforce my decision ;)
For me, breastfeeding has always been the norm. I still think of formula as this crazy complicated thing involving mixing, and special water and sterilization of bottles. Not to mention its expensive and I'd imagine inconvenient. I don't know, it was just never a question for me.
So what about you, how did you become a breastfeeding mom?