First and foremost I just want to say its a personal choice to breast feed and sometimes its not possible, there is no right or wrong, love is the best gift to give to a child.
A recent study conducted in Denver compared siblings who were either breast feed or not and they found the breast fed children had a higher GPA in high school and were more likely to attend college. Yet another benefit of breast feeding.
I am nearly at one year with Jasmine I am proud of myself, despite her struggling to latch at the beginning and a bout of mastitis we made it. Its not easy but well worth the benefits, feel free to comment with tips for success and I am here to help.
Oh and Nestle has recalled Toll House cookie dough just in case you have any, http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124541930544731395.html