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Dear Mom,

I just want to say thank you. You do so much for me.

I am really glad you and I are breastfeeding. I was kind of confused at first, after all I was just born, but now I that I have the hang of it-- nursing is great.

I think it's neat the way you somehow know just what I need to keep me healthy. Breastmilk is so easy to digest, and it is always just the right temperature for me. You already know that by nursing I have less of a chance of developing allergies, and will probably have fewer ear infections. I loved the antibodies you gave me right from the start through your milk.

I am glad to know that you get health benefits too like a lower chance of getting ovarian or breast cancer. I know you already have so much work to do so I am glad nursing does not cost you money or make you wash bottles or spend time mixing formula.

The best part of all is that I feel warm and happy all over when you hold me in your arms and we are nursing. You are the best mommy in the world!

Love,


By Carol M. Coughlin, RD

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