"The babe, emerging from his liquid bed, Now lifts in gelid air its nodding head..
Obviously, if I created a "Breast Appreciation" site, breast feeding has to be included. Breast feeding is what the whole thing is all about!
Healthy breasts are the nurturing fruits of our early life. Is there any doubt I was breast fed?
Believe it or not,
There are people and organizations who would like to see this beautiful and natural sight to completely vanish from our "sophisticated", every day, society!
I believe that there's nothing more innocent, pure, perfect, healthy and not to mention "natural" than to see a mother feeding her babe.
In a recent trip to Chicago while visiting Navy Pier, I was treated to an almost side by side comparison of this natural function. In one table at a restaurant, sat a middle age woman, feeding her bundle of joy and comforting the child with sweet words. It struck me that no matter the onlookers around the table, she carried her task with love and dignity. Her breasts were fulfilling their duty!
Almost on cue, at the restaurant next door, I'd noticed a new young mom dealing with the trivialities of baby feeding. A cell phone to her ear in one hand and a pen and pad of paper on the other. This lovely young lady was apparently caught up with daily life to breast feed or hold a bottle to her infant. A plastic tube attached to an automatic pump hanging from her shoulder containing a pouch of milk, which in turn nursed the babe, was doing the job. Wow, all done automatically thanks to "Baby's Little Butler".
In contrast, when I see the mom on these pictures, sharing a sweet moment with her baby, or I think back to the first woman at the restaurant; makes me think which of the two babies will have a stronger relationship with his mother, a healthier attitude or a better grasp of his own nature.
I hope that progress and practicality won't replace all those priceless moments of intimate bonding.
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Links to Breastfeeding articles
Great, quick article on reastaurant breastfeeding in California...Read
USMagazine, Friday, February 8, 2013, 12:20pm (PST)
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