Reading this book has inspired me a lot and made me more informed about the obstacles and truth about being able to breastfeed without getting overwhelmed and to enjoy all the benefits of it.
An excerpt of what is written at the back of the book says:
Inside mom's breast, apart from the milk that feeds the baby, the baby seeks and finds fondness, tenderness, consolation, warmth, security and attention. It's not only about the milk that nurtures, the baby claims for the breast because he wants the warmth of his mother, the person he knows more than anyone. For that, what's important about breastfeeding is not just counting the hours and the minutes or count the milliliters of the milk, but the bond that is established between the mother and the child, which is the chance to continue the union that binds the mother and the baby-once-inside-the-womb through the umbilical cord
Breastfeeding is a part of a woman's sexual cycle; for many mothers, it's a moment of peace, the depth of satisfaction, to know that she is needed and to feel adored.
These words are just precious. I felt so moved by these that I thought I need to buy this book. I am so glad I did. Once I started reading it, it has been difficult for me to put it down. There's just so many wonderful things about breastfeeding that I do hope many more moms would exert more effort to be able to breastfeed as long as the baby demands for it.
I know my little Spanish Pinay herself will guide me well to be able to do an effective breastfeeding moments and make each moment unique and memorable for both of us. After all, no one would know the right moment, the right amount of time and the right way for this moments of bonding, better than her.