A mother carries a baby in her womb for 9 months where it lives fully on the support of her body. The baby is tucked safely inside that womb, growing and developing solely on the nutrients it receives from it’s mother. That’s why, when that baby is born, it seems the natural thing to do is let that baby survive soley on the milk the mother comes perfectly equipped with, postpartum. Always (in best case scenario) having just enough to nourish that little baby until it grows beyond the needs of just the mother’s milk. That’s when the very hungry and very quickly growing baby moves on to more fulfilling foods and the tired mother can return to business as usual and retire herself from the unique responsibility of sharing her body with another person.