Top 5 reasons why breastfeeding rocks (that have nothing to do with health)

I love that breastfeeding comes with tons of health-related perks, but there so many other awesome reasons why breastfeeding rocks. Here’s my own personal top 5 list – leave us a comment and add your own reasons to this list!

  1. Save money. Say no more!
  2. Cuddles – Ah these can be so hard to come by with older babies and toddlers. Sigh…
  3. An easy “out” of any situation – stressful dinner with extended family? Just say your baby wants to nurse in a quiet room. Mommy fitness class requiring an awkward position for inflexible-you? Oh look at that, baby needs to nurse.
  4. Time to relax. Breastfeeding was my only guaranteed “down” time as a new mom and even as a mom of a busy toddler. There’s no folding the laundry or cleaning the kitchen, woohoo! (Shhh don’t tell me I can nurse with a carrier – this is my sacred do-nothing-but-relax time!)
  5. Breastfeeding outsideConvenience – as long as you’re there, you’ve got the goods! I can proudly say my breasts are the only thing I’ve NOT forgotten to pack. But diapers, wipes, extra clothes, my wallet? I’m constantly forgetting something…

What else would you add to this list? Share with us:

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About Andrea Scott RN

I’m a public health nurse with the HaltonParents team – you'll find me on Facebook, Twitter and on this blog, writing about all things parenting. I’ve been working for the Halton Region Health Department since 2006 and my focus has been on supporting parents with babies and little kids. I have two little ones myself, “Pumpkin” and “Monkey” who give me plenty to write about! :)
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