“If a multinational company developed a product that was a nutritionally balanced and delicious food, a wonder drug that both prevented and treated disease, cost almost nothing to produce and could be delivered in quantities controlled by the consumers’ needs, the very announcement of their find would send their shares rocketing to the top of the stock market. The scientists who developed the product would win prizes and the wealth and influence of everyone involved would increase dramatically. Women have been producing such a miraculous substance, breastmilk, since the beginning of human existence…” — Gabrielle Palmer, in The Politics of Breastfeeding, London: Pandora Press, 1988, page 1.
“When we trust the makers of baby formula more than we do our own ability to nourish our babies, we lose a chance to claim an aspect of our power as women. Thinking that baby formula is as good as breast milk is believing that thirty years of technology is superior to three million years of nature’s evolution. Countless women have regained trust in their bodies through nursing their children, even if they weren’t sure at first that they could do it. It is an act of female power, and I think of it as feminism in its purest form.”
—– Christine Northrup M.D.
This guide provides essential information on breastfeeding including instructional guides and resources for breastfeeding mothers. Also included in this guide are resources explaining the benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and child.
As the father of a one and a half year old with another on the way I have seen firsthand the benefits of breastfeeding and how it creates a bond between mother and child.