National Breastfeeding week is August 1 - 7, 2008
I have been privileged to be able to breastfeed my baby for the past year. I know many mothers who wish to breastfeed their babies but have not been able to do so.
There are many benefits to breastfeeding. Statistics show that breastfed babies are healthy and have less chance of getting allergies when they are older.
Breastfeeding is also beneficial for the mother. Breastfeeding lowers the risk of breast and ovarian cancers, and possibly the risk of hip fractures and osteoporosis after menopause.
Eventhough many people have mixed opinions about breastfeeding, I think it just shows that the mothers who have this opportunity care enough to provide that child with a healthy life.