Pro - you burn 500 calories a day 🤣 no more needs to be said
I recommend watching the Milky Way documentary (it’s free with ads on Amazon), get the womanly art of breastfeeding book, and spend some time on the le leche league website. What’s a pro/con for me might not be for you. But these things helped solidify my decision to start and continue breastfeeding. Good luck 👍🏾
Highly recommend reading the positive breastfeeding book, so full of down to earth truths from day one, gave me such a good understanding of what to expect, what’s normal and when to worry.
It's free, convenient, always available, it also adjusts for baby's needs including, antibodies. It's such a powerful parenting tool, poorly - boob, tired - boob, upset - boob. It is demanding, it can be hard work, it's all on you, unless you want to pump but then that's an extra thing for you to do. I'd recommend finding a local breastfeeding group to go along to and speak with other mums. Highly recommended la leche league!
The main reasons I'm planning to breastfeed: No cost of formula No need for bottles No need to sterilise Can feed baby whenever, wherever, no preparation needed (I do plan to pump so my partner can feed baby too so I will need bottles and to sterilise buy that's a personal choice for me) Your body naturally produces the milk to feed baby to provide them everything they need