Wednesday, July 28, 2010
I mentioned the other day about Esme breastfeeding her dolly but not being quick enough to get the camera in time. Well, I finally captured a photo of her the other day! Isn't she cute? ;)
I love that Esme is growing up seeing that breastfeeding is the natural and normal way to feed a baby. I don't think she would even have any idea how to feed dolly with a bottle as she hasn't really been exposed much to bottle feeding. We don't own any toy bottles ourselves and most of our friends breastfeed as well.
It's funny, whenever I go to an ABA event where there are children, I see a lot of these children incorporating breastfeeding into their play, rather than bottle feeding. It really goes to show that children learn these sorts of things from a very young age and it's important to have positive breastfeeding role models around them from very young so that they grow up knowing that breastfeeding is a natural part of life.
Children who grow up surrounded by positive breastfeeding role models are more likely to be successful at breastfeeding/supportive of breastfeeding. I love that I am teaching my daughter this very important lesson.