I grew up seeing moms breastfeeding their babies and, thanks God, hardly hearing sad histories about that. When I was 7 years old my youngest sister, Tiffany, was born and I remember how beautiful my Mother looked breastfeeding her until she was a big baby, even after start eating some food. I believe that example – and also the stories about my Grandmother Matsuno, who breastfeed all of 8 children and the youngest son (born when she was 42 years old!) until 2 years old! – made me almost ready to do the same for my children.
Example is important, but also is information. When my fist son was born, besides I was prepared to breastfeed, I knew anything about First Hour and my baby came to me almost 3 hours after my emergency all c-section. For the second child I tried to reduce this time between birth and breastfeed, but it was still 2 hours. Now that I’m pregnant with our third baby, I decided to breastfeed right after she was born and I already communicate the hospital and team who will be with me there. Read more at Breasfeeding and advocating for the first hour | A Vida Como A Vida Quer (@avidaquer)