I didn’t have a clue what it was called; it was just how we did things. After connecting with other moms online and a little research, I found out it had a name: Attachment Parenting.
What was a natural way of caring for our new addition was actually a well researched, and proven successful method of parenting. Not to mention extremely rewarding!
If interested, listed are links that are far better at explaining more of the “in and outs” of attachment parenting.
American Association of Pediatrics:
Overview policy on breastfeeding:
What attachment parenting is NOT:
(This is a very important read for those new to AP and those who have heard of it but still have conerns)