Here's A Link to show you 101 Reasons To Breastfeed!
Here's Some that I like;
Not breastfeeding increases mother's risk of breast cancer.
Formula Feeding is associated with lower I.Q.
Breast milk contains immunities to diseases and aids in the development of baby's immune system.
Formula feeding may increase risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
Breastfed babies are healthier over-all.
Breast Milk contains no synthetic growth hormones.
It's what breasts were designed for!
Do you even Know What's In formula? Some Nasty things that are also found in smokes!
Infant formula contains:
Free aspartic acid
Did you know Breastfeeding Saves LIVES!?
The World Health Organisation estimates that 1.5 million infants die around the world every year because they are not breastfed but formula fed!
Here are the links so you can see for yourself!
So how bout EXTENDED breastfeeding?! Why Do it?! Are There Benefits?
Most woman thinks its gross breastfeeding a toddler! Why ? It is natural, and there are benefits. And if these people recommend it, It has to be ok!
The World Health Organization says:
"Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended up to six months of age, with continued breastfeeding along with appropriate complementary foods up to two years of age or beyond."
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics:
"Breastfeeding should be continued for at least the first year of life and beyond for as long as mutually desired by mother and child....Increased duration of breastfeeding confers significant health and developmental benefits for the child and the mother....There is no upper limit to the duration of breastfeeding and no evidence of psychological or developmental harm from breastfeeding into the third year of life or longer." (AAP 2005)
According to the American Academy of Family Physicians:
"Breastfeeding beyond the first year offers considerable benefits to both mother and child and should continue as long as mutually desired….If the child is younger than two years of age, the child is at increased risk of illness if weaned." (AAFP 2001)
Did you read that?! Two years and beyond, and your child still benefits from it! How awesome is that!? What would you rather give your child? Growth hormon cow milk or natural breastmilk, that dose a hell of alot more then cows milk well ever give your child!
Another Issue, Dose my photos of me breastfeeding offend you?! Why?! My breast are made of breastfeeding, there my daughters food source. Ohhhh, you look at them in a sexual way; thats why! Is it so different then a man that has bigger breast walking outside with no shirt? But your ok with that right?! Talk about being a Hippocrate! Open your eyes, breastfeeding is normal and nothing wrong with it, us breastfeeding woman aren't going to starve our child because you don't like to watch us breastfeed. Why not mind your own damn business and look the other way?! Look it, how simple was that!? I look at breastfeeding as something beautiful, amazing, I love taken pictures of my daughter and I bonding, It's the most amazing experience and I want to remember it for the rest of my life!
What does the DR'S from the show DR'S think about extended breastfeeding?! Here's A VERY interesting video!