‘It takes a village to raise a child’
This famous saying comes to my mind when I think about my exclusive breast feeding experience. It was not an easy one and required a lot of patience and perseverance, intake of proper nourishment and most importantly devoted time.
I had a very difficult pregnancy, where I was largely home-bound for the whole term. As a development professional and a child rights crusader knowing the benefits of exclusive breast feeding, I was determined to offer my child nothing but breast milk for first six months. The phase, though extremely fulfilling, wasn’t an easy one and I owe it to a lot of people who guided and supported me during the period.