Wednesday, May 7, 2008

And this is news?

I love my husband. Not only did he take me out for a wonderful birthday dinner last night at the fabulous Cheescake Factory (can you say Avacado Egrolls, friends?) and shower me with gifts (he really went overboard) but today he sends me this article: Breastfeeding Associated with Increase in Intelligence in today's news.

And then he says, "And this is NEWS?!?!?!?"

Then I think of my sisters and even more so, my "sistahs" whose partners/boyfriends/husbands are not supportive of breastfeeding because they have to share (Those are my boobies!), it might make her boobs sag, or they just don't understand what the big deal is with breastfeeding.

And by the way, breastfed babies don't have increased intelligence. They have NORMAL intelligence. Formula fed babies, unfortunately are at increased risk of lowered intelligence. Think of it as an investment in your child's ability to get college scholarships!

2 comments:

The Riley Chronicles said...

I loved when I heard my husband talking to one of his friends about the benefits of breastfeeding for mom and baby. He has always been a big supporter of me breastfeeding and I love him for that.

More men need to vocalize their support and feel free to ask more question or broach the topic.

Blacktating said...

Another cheer for dads who get it and are supportive of breastfeeding. During my first few weeks there were times I wanted to give up and my husband encouraged me and reminded me how important this was to me and how I was doing the best thing possible for our son. I am so grateful he kept me on the path!
I also always tell people that it's not that breastmilk makes babies BETTER, it's that it allows them to live up to their full potential. Formula doesn't.