Today, as I continued to slog through with this miserable cold of mine, I got to thinking about this miraculous boob juice that keeps my baby healthy even as I'm breathing all over him and kissing him repeatedly. So I did some agoogling (I put the "a" there on purpose... I'm feeling Italian I guess) on the benefits of breastfeeding. Sure enough, the evidence is pretty overwhelming that the boob is really good for baby. It seems that the most recommended course is for baby to be exclusively fed boob juice for the first 6 months and for the diet to be supplemented with boob up to the first year. And so even though I have to return to work in just over a week (depression sets in as I type those words), I will be heading home for lunches and pumping at work - whatever it takes! This incident with the cold and having avoided the flu through a hellish flu season, has convinced me 100%.
It's not that I really needed to be told that fast food is bad for kids, but if I go through the trouble of breastfeeding for a year because it's the best thing for Radar, maybe studies like these will be enough to nudge me to the right path on those days when fast food just seems the most easy and convenient route. So, no Happy Meals for you my Radar!
Titi and Radar