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What I like about breast feeding,,,,

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Anyfuckerisnotguilty Fri 08-Nov-13 09:06:21

It's good for baby
It's good for me
You can do it with one hand so you can mn surf internet
Good excuse to sit down a lot
Gets you out if doing other stuff like tidying after tea Etc as I have to bf baby
When it goes really well it's probably easier than bottle feeding as no sterilising etc

What do you like.?

Hawkmoth Fri 08-Nov-13 09:11:35

The little eye peeping up from under the boob.

When I make her laugh and the nipple pops out!

tweetytwat Fri 08-Nov-13 09:13:33

I liked that I was bf when then water went off for a day smile and I thought, blimey if I needed to make bottles I would be fucked right now.
Quicker to leave the house, just grab nappies and go, and if you got delayed somewhere you didn't have a hungry baby fretting.

sebsmummy1 Fri 08-Nov-13 09:15:03

When I was breast feeding I liked how convenient it was and felt proud I was solely nourishing my child for 6 months. That's quite amazing when you think about it!!

singarainbow Fri 08-Nov-13 09:21:26

It was free and I didn't have to have all the bottle gadgets and stuff!!

tweetytwat Fri 08-Nov-13 09:39:59

Well, they say it's free but if you saw how much I was eating... grin I bet FF would have been cheaper. Not better, but quite possibly cheaper.

Of course, I managed to put a stone on while bf because I am a greedy bastard. I liked that stone so much, I kept it. <weeps all over flab>

chocolatemartini Fri 08-Nov-13 10:30:40

Yeah I'm not sure it's cheaper, I ate for Britain while bf, also I bought bf tops because I couldn't do the layers thing like most people do. But I loved everything about bf apart from weeks 1-4, I even loved that only I could feed DS.

bundaberg Fri 08-Nov-13 10:35:10

my fave bit was that I never had to worry about running out of milk if i was out.

ds1 ended up bottle fed, and a couple of times i was out with friends and it kind of got extended and I'd have loved to have been able to stay, but had to get back as no more milk for him.

the freedom breastfeeding affords is amazing.

gamerchick Fri 08-Nov-13 10:35:17

I love the fact you're practically hands free.. I could feed myself and read at the same time. Or have a game on the console.

I babysat one night for a pal and the heating bottles and having to hold the bottle and ONLY being able to give a feed and nothing else was quite the eye opener. That and the screeching waiting for the feed to be ready.

No thankyou grin

chickensandbees Fri 08-Nov-13 10:35:59

When it works its so easy and makes it easy to comfort the baby. You know you are giving them something good and you get to have a really nice cuddle as well.

Its something only the mother can do, which makes it really special.

I loved it. DD2 has stopped now aged 2.5. Which i am happy about, but it was a lovely part of my relationship with her.

Anyfuckerisnotguilty Fri 08-Nov-13 10:36:05

Oh yeah I likethae fact irs really only somethig the mum can do

no grannies to interfere as really all baby wabts is you

BoohPear Fri 08-Nov-13 10:41:26

Feeding laying down. Bringing my baby into me in a morning after dh has gone to work and both of us lying snuggled up with her feeding. Bliss.

adagio Fri 08-Nov-13 10:46:42

I love the bond, when she is grumpy or sad she only has eyes for me and its like a magic mute button to any sobbing or discomfort.

I love the little hands pulling at me and patting any exposed bits of décolletage when she is hungry (less impressed with the number of knackered necklines I now seem to be sporting).

I love the ease of popping out - got nappies, got boobs, got baby - great we are off.

First few weeks were hard going, but by about 4 months it all got so much easier, and faster.

I too love being special, growing my very own baby all by myself until we started weaning, and the excuse for a sit down and another biscuit (eating for two wink)

Supergoogler Fri 08-Nov-13 13:17:02

This is just what I needed! The first 6 weeks have been hell due to excruciating nipple pain caused by me not knowing what I was doing! This has made me realise that it's all been worthwhile as I'm smiling at every one of the posts!

I love the cheeky little grin he gives me sometimes, boob in mouth! And when he doesn't even pull his head back to burp! Priceless smile

Anyfuckerisnotguilty Fri 08-Nov-13 14:26:34

Super well done, I'm four weeks in too
And just starting to get a but easier

I like the little smile too, although my ds smile is probably wind lol

ab00 Fri 08-Nov-13 20:14:00

I love that it's something only I can do for him & that up until weaning at 6 months this beautiful & amazing little person is all me.

I love the way he gets excited when he sees me & it's time for a feed, the cheeky happy gris i get from behind my boob with happy gurgles or the way when dh hands him over to me for a feed he looks over my shoulder with a cheeky grin & expression as if to say 'thank god for that, amateur!'

The lovely sleepy smiles when he's all full & content, with a bit of milk dribbling down his chin & the way he'll use my boob as a pillow to rest his cheek.Lying in bed to feed first thing with sleepy snuggles.

The convenience! Everything is soooo much easier!
Bf ability to comfort him no matter what & knowing no matter how tough it's been for me it's best for him. It makes me sad that I couldn't ebf ds1 (combined fed for 6 months due to medical necessity) but proud I've been able to this time around.

Littlepaleale Fri 08-Nov-13 22:33:19

When DS dramatically pulls off the boob after a very enthusiastic feed and lies there, totally zonked in my arms. Love it! That, and watching the rolls of fat on his legs develop, knowing that my milk has produced them.

Great question! Makes me smile just thinking about it.

SpoonfulOfJam Sat 09-Nov-13 14:05:53

What a lovely thread. My baby is 2 weeks old today, and it's hard! I'm tired and my nipples are sore. But already, there are some beautiful bf moments. When he has finished and rests his head on my breast to sleep. Or when he is so full and content he lols back looking like a little drunk! When I put his head on my shoulder to burp and I can't stop kissing his cute little face.

Looking forward to when it gets easier though.

chocolatemartini Sat 09-Nov-13 14:37:57

For me it did just get better and better, apart from a few difficult patches (him learning not to bite with teeth, me having norovirus, etc) and I would say, although most people have had enough after a year, that feeding a toddler is the best part of all. It instantly cures tantrums, bumped heads, even teething pain to some extent, and the sight of his dear little happy face running over to me for a feed because it's his favourite thing IN THE WORLD is just so lovely smile

dyslexicdespot Sat 09-Nov-13 14:43:23

I love that I don't have to worry when DS refuses solid food when he is ill.

dyslexicdespot Sat 09-Nov-13 14:45:14

Oops... Forgot to add that I agree with everything chocolalatemartini wrote. I'm not sure how I could manage a toddler without breast milk!

nethunsreject Sat 09-Nov-13 14:47:53

I can do it in my sleep smile

curlyclaz13 Sat 09-Nov-13 14:52:34

The snuggles, milky grins, boob pillow, knowing 'I grew that' , the ease, the speed, the ability to calm a fractious baby almost instantly. The first few weeks are hard but now it is fantastic.

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