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Lasting Friendships February 8, 2007

Posted by Giddy Tigress in Breastfeeding, Friends.

Breastfeeding has many perks. The usual advantages which are proclaimed to the world, to name a few, are:
* breastfed babies will have higher immunities against illnesses
* mommies who breastfeed will regain their svelte figure in no time
* mommies who breastfeed have a lower risk of getting ovarian cancer
* mommies have stronger bonds with babies when they breastfeed

However, one of the perks of breastfeeding which is rarely publicized is “widening one’s circle of friends”. Being a breastfeeding mommy has not been easy. Even more so if you’re a working mom like myself. Between juggling time for work and to express milk during working hours, you simply have no time for yourself.

When I went back to work after delivering baby, I began to meet many mothers, all of whom were in the same boat as I am: The Breastfeeding Moomie boat. We chatted about everything and anything under the sun and moon, but mostly about our kids. Okay…you got me. Sometimes we gossipped too. Hehehe….but that’s besides the point. Our paths would have never crossed had we not decided that breastfeeding was the way to go. In a way, breastfeeding has created many beautiful friendships for me, and I am grateful for all the friends I have made through breastfeeding.

We don’t meet each other too regularly nowadays, because some of them have stopped expressing milk at work. But we do make it a point to meet up for lunch about once a month, just to catch up on what each other is doing and also to enjoy some good food together.

Priceless moments? You bet.