Today I celebrate 450 days of breastfeeding Lil’ B! We have reduced our feedings to mostly morning and evening since she’s usually with the sitter during the day. On the weekends (and off days) she sneaks in a few more feedings but it’s not her primary source of nutrition any longer. Lil’ B is a pig! She has a love relationship with all types of food and rarely turns her nose at anything.
Our nursing sessions use to be 10-15 minutes at a time…or eating on the go (eat, play, eat). Now the sessions tend to last much longer and is an extreme bonding session each morning and evening. Sometimes she will snuggle up to the breast for 30-45 minutes at a time.
With my son I counted down the days until we stopped because I felt like that was the ‘right’ thing to do. The one year mark just seemed a natural place to stop and he never looked back. With Lil’ B I’m treasuring each additional day that we have this bond. Maybe it’s because I know that she is my last baby, my last nursling.
There is nothing sweeter than your baby glaring up at you, skin touching, and sharing the most intimate part of raising babies. When people ask me when I plan on weaning I continue to answer them…”I don’t know…whenever she’s ready!”
I can’t wait for the morning when she wakes and starts looking for her favorite snuggle spot. Good night!
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