Brodie is a breast fed baby. He has been breast fed except for the baby food he eats. He gets bottles at day care, but it is expressed milk. Dillon was nursed about 6 or 7 weeks. He was a nightmare to nurse. Should I have stuck with it - yep, but I did not know better. He was my first and I had no support. That is the key to success with breastfeeding - support. Whether it is a friend or a lactation consultant, doesn't matter, you just need support. (I spent almost a hour on the phone with a La Leche leader here in town just talking.) Especially since most of the population will tell you lies about breast feeding. They are not doing it to be malicious or vindictive - they are just not educated on the topic. I am by no means an expert on breast feeding, but I have done a lot of research this time and have asked a lot of questions to people who know. Breast feeding is not the "be all end all", but I STRONGLY believe everyone should try it (if they medically can) and do it for AT LEAST a week or two. Brodie was a very sick baby and I personally take responsibility for him being VERY healthy now. I have some very strong feelings about breast feeding and how to help overhaul the welfare system, but that is a whole other post and I am not sure I want to discuss political stuff on here.
My friend Kelly recommended this site to me and I have used it a lot. I think it is good information and it is fairly unbiased. www.kellymom.com