There was a time not so many years ago when very few women were breastfeeding their babies. Those who thought they'd like to very often had no one to turn to as role models and guides.
This sad situation has slowly improved to the point where it's no longer unusual to find that a mother is breastfeeding her baby. But we still have a long way to go in terms of education and public awareness.
Dr. Joseph Mercola has some educational and awareness-raising suggestions for those interested in knowing more about the womanly art.
For instance, breastfeeding is good for your baby's brain and immune system. Breastfeeding breeds a greater sense of security in the infant.
Mother receives benefits too. You'll have less risk of certain diseases, and your own "baby weight" will disappear faster if you breastfeed.
"... breast milk is healthier than infant formula, says Dr. Joseph Mercola. Breast milk contains at least 400 nutrients which are not found in infant formula."