I would have breastfed my son Elijah forever. Okay, maybe not forever, but a looooong time. During the first months of his life, nursing was a wonderful bonding time (and one of the only quiet and peaceful times in our day). Even before our son was born, my husband and I knew we would be adopting a little girl in the future, so I briefly entertained the idea that I would continue nursing and pumping until she arrived and then perhaps I would nurse her as well. That was, until Elijah weaned himself without a backward glance at 15 months. Now I have to wonder, when breastfeeding isn't an option, how can mothers reap the same baby bonding benefits?
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