Lilliana - posted on 07/01/2011 ( 42 moms have responded )
Wanted to share this with all of you mama's.
There are countless article out there on nursing, when to do it, when to stop, how to do it, pro's and cons! But personally- this article hits home.
When it comes to being a Mother whenever I seem to run into an obstacle I ask my self this "what would happen if we were animals and this happened?"
I'll never forget the day an MD told me I should stop nursing my son. He was 14 months at the time and my husband was in hospital for a broken arm- we were all in the waiting room and my son, Jonah, started getting fussy and reaching into my shirt, I was in a hospital, I didnt think twice. I pulled down my shirt and let my baby nurse. I did what was natural to me- my baby was hungry so I fed him. The MD came out to see my husband and I saw his eyes flicker to Jonah humming while nursing happily on Mama's boobie. His eyes instantly grew wide, he point my husband in the right direction to get an X-ray and then proceeded to sit next to me. He turned to towards me said these words "I'm not sure if you're pediatrician knows you're still nursing, the AHA suggests one year is enough. Any extra isn't beneficial." and he walked away. Leaving me shell shocked and taking with him any remaining faith I had in western medical beliefs.
I left the hospital that day questioning everything. Am I doing the right thing? Am damaging my child? Who was this man? What does he know?
And that's when I asked myself "if we were animals would I still be nursing?"....this article answered my question.
Yes I continued to nurse my son knowing he could only benefit from it. I am still nursing my son and he turned three in may!
I would love to hear what you think about the article!