Before you read this post I feel the need to make a disclaimer.
It’s important because posts like this create unnecessary tension. They unintentionally make some people feel guilty – even when those who feel the guilt have no cause to.
Mothers read into the words as though they are targeted at them – and they feel they come up short.
Here’s the disclaimer: This is not meant to pit mother against mother. But this IS about breastfeeding, not about breastfeeding is better, not about breastfeeding is the right and only thing to do – just about breastfeeding.
This post says good things about breastfeeding, nice things, interesting things. But that does not mean if you don’t breastfeed, for whatever reason, that your method of feeding is inferior.
It says nothing at all about bottle-feeding– it doesn’t say it is good, bad, the lesser, the better. It is not a comparison.
It’s just about breastfeeding. Okay?
So that said – lets get to it.
Her piece spoke about the science of breastfeeding – how our bodies are literally born for it. How when women produce breast milk they 'melt their own body fat.' Can't complain about that can we?
She says, “We literally dissolve parts of ourselves, starting with gluteal-femoral fat, aka our butts, and turn it into liquid to feed our babies.”
Garbes article gives us a lengthy insight into the science of breast milk.