Pregnancy is one of the most magical times in a woman’s life, if not the most magical. But with all of this magic, also comes the need to make numerous decisions about your health and your baby’s health during and following pregnancy. The decision whether or not to breastfeed your baby can be a difficult one for moms-to-be. But as with any uncertainty, the best thing to do is arm yourself with knowledge and facts.
When it comes to breastfeeding, many women and organizations have very strong opinions about the benefits of breastfeeding. While these can’t necessarily be disputed, the choice to breastfeed is always a decision to be made by the mother. In order to increase your knowledge about breastfeeding, it is always best to seek out information from reputable sources such as well-known medical centers and health and medical organizations who cull their data from scientific research studies. While the Internet is a bevy of information, unless you are reviewing websites that are respectable and credible, you may be doing yourself a disservice.
In addition, speaking openly with other mothers as well as your ob/gyn will help you make a decision that you feel is best for you and your baby. Fortunately, in today’s information-heavy world, there is no shortage of counsel and guidance you can receive. You just have to make sure that you are receiving information from reliable and trustworthy sources.