Even though I am no longer a breastfeeding mom, I still believe strongly in La Leche Leagues mission. I really think we need more then a week to celebrate the positive benefits of breastfeeding! Like October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, why can't August be Breastfeeding Benefits Awareness MONTH! Yeah, yeah, I know, it *might* make some moms feel guilty, or it might offend some who don't have brains enough to know better, or Goddess forbid it might cut into the profits of some formula company. But really!
Did you know breastfeeding can cut your chances of breast cancer? And your daughters if she is breastfed? How many other diseases that have awareness weeks or months already could be cut down on just by nursing our babies??
Breastfeeding is of course good for babies, but did you know it has long term health benefits for the mother as well?