Going Dad: The Importance of Breastfeeding

We’re thrilled to introduce a guest post by R.C. Liley, creator of the blog, Going Dad.  R.C. is dad to daughter, Avery, and husband to his wife, Kelley.  He penned an article especially for Daily Mom and our Breastfeeding Awareness Campaign.  R.C. was also kind enough to answer a few questions about himself.  Read on to see what he had to say.

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The Thought of Breastfeeding Made Me Sick to My Stomach

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I can distinctly remember the moment I found out I was pregnant. I can also vividly remember the five minutes that followed, as if it were just yesterday. My pregnancy with my son was an unexpected, as well as wonderful surprise. Being a type-a individual, I tend to think everything through and plan out every last detail. I would describe myself as someone who leads a fairly “crunchy” or all natural lifestyle. I am a Holistic Health Coach who tries to be very conscious of eating clean and reducing my exposure to toxins and chemicals. On a regular basis, I coach other people on how to eat and live in a way that lets your body function at its happiest and healthiest state possible. So naturally, I should have been thrilled at the thought of providing my unborn child with breast milk. As it is the “perfect” and “all natural” food designed specifically for their little body.

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Our Breastfeeding Journeys

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August is National Breastfeeding Awareness month. If you’ve been reading Daily Mom for any length of time you know that we encourage new moms to at least try to breastfeed their new baby and to stick to it for a few weeks to see if breastfeeding will work for them. We feel that breastfeeding offers mother and child a time of physical and emotional bonding that can last into their toddlerhood.

Today we would like to let our valued readers take a peek into our personal breastfeeding journeys and find inspiration or encouragement from the paths that we have walked as moms ourselves.

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