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The Red Sox, Manny Ramirez and Breastfeeding

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Our first son saw the Red Sox win the World Series in 2004. It was momentous. The Bortsky was just weeks old, and if I wasn’t breastfeeding at night, I was watching the games. I should have been asleep, bracing myself for the next feeding, but I was glued to the TV. It was history. And the moment they won, I woke him up so that he could witness it himself. It was kind of like the way my mom said I saw the first man land on the moon.
Now, three years, and two kids later, I fell asleep during the final inning of last night’s victory. So did my husband. We woke up at 12:30 in the morning to find all the lights in the bedroom on and the TV blaring. “We did a grandpa,” my husband declared. “We fell asleep with the TV on. So sad.”
But back to baseball, you may have heard of Manny Ramirez, the Red Sox’s left-fielder. According to this article he was breastfed until he was about 4 years old. True? I’m not sure. I think the team’s pr machine is probably a little busy right now, so I won’t bother them to check. Whatever the case…maybe Manny could become the new poster child for breastfeeding. Breastfeed…Win The World Series. Add that to the list of reasons to breastfeed!