Nourishment. We all need it to survive. And, since at a glance, newborn humans don't seem to do much, we tend to fixate on their obvious, most prominent needs: sleeping and feeding.
In reality, human newborns being exterogestates, enormous and exponential changes are happening, and critical functions are unfolding beneath the surface. We know this. But because we can't see, touch, feel all of it, it's natural to sometimes simplify the jobs that we are doing to help sustain this growth of our babies.
In becoming a certified lactation counselor, I vowed to spread knowledge to moms, families, other professionals, and communities about the countless protective, psychological, and developmental benefits for babies and moms breastfeeding has. I believe in the science and I trust in the stats.
And although there are layers and layers of fascinating complexities to breastfeeding, I know that this is only a sliver of all the gifts a mother is giving/can give to continue their little one's gestatio...