Re: Just A Question...
Breastfeeding is definitely more than just milk. It's the familiar, calming sound of mom's heartbeat and breathing. It's the comforting smell of mom's skin. It's the feeling of snuggling in mom's warm arms. It's the natural taste of mom's breast, instead of the taste of a silicon bottle nipple. A baby spends 9 months surrounded by its mom's body. Breastfeeding is a wonderful way for a baby to recapture that sense of peace and security.
Have you considered getting a sling and breastfeeding on the go? It's a tricky skill, but if you can manage it you might be able to pump only when you want to, instead of feeling like you must pump so that you needn't choose between taking care of your older children and breastfeeding. Here's an illustration of how to breastfeed in a ring sling, with links to videos.
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"