My final thoughts on breastfeeding... enoughs, enough, right?
Breastfeeding is quite literally a pain. It hurts, it's time consuming, it's messy (well babies eating is just messy), but it's worth it. I have been breastfeeding #2 almost exclusively for close to 9 months, I love it. It's fast, it makes less dishes, and the best part is I have gotten to bond with my baby.
I know that breastfeeding is not for everyone, but I truly think everyone should TRY if physically possible. I am a strong believer that if you don't try something at least once, how will you know whether you like it or not? Had I based my opinion of breastfeeding solely on the first 2 weeks of #1's life.. I would be telling people to quit before they started. But I stuck with it and ended up pumping for 10 1/2 months exclusively with him. #2 my husband wanted me to give up right away and pump, I stuck with it and I couldn't be more pleased! (I think secretly my hubby likes it, too, because he gets out of baby feeding duty every time when I am home).
So, short story long, try it. You might like it!!
In case you missed the first four installments...
Part 3-Pumping Supplies
Part 4- Books