It happened for the first time two weeks ago. My 10-month-old baby got sick.
Up until then, she has had no sniffles. No runny noses. No fevers. No ear infections or aches. No doctor’s visits. Not-a-one.
At ten months, she’s eating a wonderfully colorful diet of fruits, vegetables, organic meats, and dairy products; she also still nurses. Though I am grateful every day for the many merits of breastfeeding, never have I been more grateful than when she recently caught that small stomach bug. As I breastfed her, it struck me again how powerful breastfeeding is for the prevention of illnesses – here in the USA and around the world. Read more of Stephanie’s story at Saving Babies’ Lives - one boob at a time - Metropolitan Mama.
Stephanie Sheaffer is a writer, reader, entrepreneur, and the mother of three little girls. She is the founder of Metropolitan Mama and editor-in-chief of TucsonTopia. Find her on Twitter @stephsday and on Pinterest @stephanielikes.