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Thirty Three Months of Breastfeeding

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I love this photo. I’ve looked at it every day since I took it. Doesn’t he look like an angel!? I really don’t understand how someone can think toddlers breastfeeding is disgusting.

This is the longest amount of time I’ve breastfed. Some days I’m ready to wean and other times it’s hard to imagine not nursing. I’m still undecided on weaning him myself or doing child-led weaning. I can say that he’s not ready. at. all. A few days ago he fell asleep while nursing and bit down. If you’re nursing a child with teeth, you know the pain that comes with that. I yelled ouch while pulling him off, of course he woke up, but settled right back down in my arms. My nipple was bleeding and throbbing. In that moment, I was done. I was pissed and in pain. I put some cream on my wounded nipple and he nursed on my right side exclusively for the next several days.

He always has to have both sides, probably because my supply isn’t what it used to be.  When he asked for the other side I told him it was broken. He seemed satisfied with that answer and even said he would fix it. I can’t stand nursing when I’m on my period….I feel annoyed and get the creepy crawlies. It reminds me of nursing my 2nd while I was pregnant with my 3rd.  And then there are times where he looks like such a sweet angel, sleeping at the breast, just like he did when he was a tiny baby. Oh, I don’t know what to do…lately I’ve felt like I won’t make it another three months. If I do, I’ll be nursing a 3yr old!  The only goal I had in mind this round was to nurse for 2years or so. That goal has been met. Now I need to figure out what I want to do.

Thirty Three Months of Breastfeeding…that’s a milestone for me.

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