Today, our son turned eleven months old. That’s eleven months of exclusively breastfeeding him. Wow, who would’ve thought that I could actually do that? I don’t normally boast, but this is some feat that I will always be proud of, especially if you know our breastfeeding story. It wasn’t easy, so I’d like to lend a helping hand to first-time moms who would also like to breastfeed their little ones.
August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month. This post is about me, my son, and our advocacy. I gave birth September last year to an almost four-kilogram baby boy. I have decided to breastfeed him mainly because of two reasons — first, because I myself was breastfed for two years, and second, because I know how expensive formula milk is. Yep, it started as a way to save money. I was a stay-at-home wife to Jeff since July of 2013 because we wanted to try to have a baby. We live on one salary and buying cans and cans of formula milk felt like a waste of money.