The womanly art of breastfeeding
I always thought that breastfeeding was child’s play, a natural act of motherhood which would come on cue as soon as my child was born. Far from it. Breastfeeding is an art, for both mother and child. It is an art that takes patience, practice, and sometimes pain. Once perfected, the art of nursing, when possible, has many nutritional and psychological benefits for the mother and her child that include and are not limited to – boosting the baby’s immunity, providing all nutrients and water needs for the child, and strengthening the bond between mother and child.