*Written from a mother who has breastfed, pumped and bottle fed, and formula fed.
Recently, my youngest and I participated in a breastfeeding study at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). My milk was evaluated for calories and fat count. As his pediatrician put it, I’m a Jersey! That is probably the only time anyone can call being compared to a cow as a compliment. In fact, I am so proud of that, I’d put it on a T-shirt! Between this study and several things I have seen on the news and social media, the benefits of breastfeeding have been more at the front of my mind. And not just breastmilk but the act of breastfeeding itself.