There is not a single person that could have described the kind of intimacy that exists between a baby and a mother while nursing. It is the little nuances that occur that make nursing so special and such a unique experience. When I have tried to describe these little moments I have shared with my baby to others the sentiment, the context, the emotions are nearly impossible to translate.
Sure there are a long list of benefits to nursing, but in my opinion, the single most important one is the emotional attachment that forms between baby and mama. Think about it. Baby’s only way of communicating are through coo’s and crying, for the most part. The looks Sabrina gives me while nursing communicate so much more. Recently, she started reaching to touch my face while she nurses. So, I say, Viva la nursing! And to new mommies my one tip to you is to try and get as much support those first few weeks and months into nursing. I couldn’t have been successful without the help of my husband, a lactation consultant, my doula, a leche league leader, and some dear girlfriends. It may not be as difficult for some women as it was for me, but for those of you who may be struggling or worried about being able to nurse make sure you tap into all your communities resources before throwing in the formula. Viva la nursing!!