Perks of interning with WIC

I get to learn way more than most moms do about the trials and tribulations of breastfeeding BEFORE I have children.

The human body is truly astonishing. The fact that a mother’s body will produce milk with higher calories for premature babies or babies who need to do some growth catch up is just one beyond amazing attribute of a mother’s milk.

Breastfeeding Perks for baby:

  • Antibodies & Immunities
  • Babies breastfed exclusively for 6 months are likely to have fewer ear infections, respiratory illnesses & episodes of diarrhea
  • Lower SIDS risk

Breastfeeding Perks for mom:

  • Reduces risk of cancer – breast, uterine & ovarian
  • Promotes postpartum weight loss
  • Decreases risk of postmenopausal osteoporosis
  • Child spacing – breastfeeding delays ovulation
  • Saves money –Β at least $800/year

 

Who knows… maybe becoming a Certified Breastfeeding Consultant is in my future πŸ™‚Β 

 

 

 

Valuing hard work

Just got back from the Windy City for my internship vacation. I use to be so strict on myself with money. Now, I take advantage of every trip I can get and treat myself for all my hard work. ❀
Life is too short to be unhappy.

I missed a lot of weekend getaways and vacations because of school & working. 
Grateful I have learned to establish a work life balance.