Sorry, I haven't been posting as much lately. As always the day to day things in life to keep me busy or extremely tired.
Last year, around this time I made a post about how I was still breastfeeding Raelynn. I got some negative and positive feedback but really I was just telling our story.
Raelynn will be 2 in August. We are still on this breastfeeding journey. When I first started, I just wanted to try and make it to 6 months and then to 1 year. I thought after that, she would just quit. Nope, that didn't happen and she just continued and well it soothed her. She got nourishment from me and it helped her go to sleep. Now, breastfeeding at almost 2 and breastfeeding a newborn are kind of different. When she was small she wanted to nurse all of the time. Now mainly when she is sleepy, or really upset and sometimes if she doesn't feel good.
Sometimes, she will scream for "boobies" in public settings and while it can embarrass me every once in a wall, it really doesn't bother her. I normally stay calm and just ask if will wait until we get in the car. Yes, she drinks other things, juice, water, and sometimes milk, although she isn't a big fan of it unless it is strawberry. I thought I would never make it this far. I didn't really know many people who had breastfed and I just kind thought it would be easier than having to fix a bottle and warm it up in the middle of the night. Which for me it actually was easier. Yes, I dealt with some of the engorgement issues as well as a few clogged ducts but overall after the first few weeks, it became a piece of cake.
If you are new to the breastfeeding scene or only just thinking of it. I suggest you try it. It worked well for us and the hospitals provide great lactation counselors. Make sure you ask for them as they really do help. If you aren't breastfeeding and are formula feeding good for you too. I just want us all to have happy, fed babies.
I am not sure with this journey will end for us. I was thinking by the time she was 2 but hopefully she was just start to slowly wean herself. I am so thankful for this journey and the people that have encouraged me along the way.
Megan, a stay home mom who wants to try new products and let you know what I think of them!