I reached another milestone this week- 30 months of breastfeeding my toddler! I seriously can’t believe I’ve made it this far. Well, then again it’s not that unbelievable if you’ve ever met my little boob obsessed munchkin. His persistence and determination is unmatched. So, what is it like to breastfeed a 30 month old toddler?… Continue reading Breastfeeding Update Months 26-30: A DITL of a Nursing Toddler
Guys, I am so excited. Only one more month until that two year mark. That magical number the WHO recommends. This was my ultimate breastfeeding goal. Although, next month I’m sure I’ll be singing a different tune because my baby is turning two! Such mixed emotions.So, what’s new this month?
I started writing this post last night, as I lay on my side in bed with my little dumpling snuggled up in the crook of my arm, and firmly latched onto my boob. My free hand was strategically trying to keep hold of my phone, while tapping out a post with one thumb. I quickly realized that this was not only a bad idea because of how uncomfortable it was, but also because the phone almost slipped out of my hand and onto my baby's head.
Breastfeeding a toddler is like trying to fill up a moving car's gas tank - if the driver of the moving car is a circus clown with a heavy foot, and somehow the car can fly and jump and flip (basically it's a spaceship), and also if the gas pump is your nipple. Also, also if the circus clown can reach his arm out of the moving car/spaceship to touch and twiddle and pinch your other nipple.
Not the best analogy, but you get the picture. Breastfeeding a toddler isn't always easy. And this is the stage of toddler breastfeeding my little and I are in - wiggling, squirming, twiddling, and playing.
Aagh! I can't believe my baby is almost one and a half! It really does go by too fast. I know this is something parents say all the time, but it's the truth. Breastfeeding hasn't always been easy, but I am so proud of me and my little one that we've made it this far.… Continue reading Breastfeeding Month 16-17 Update + 5 Tips for When You Feel Like Quitting
I'm not gonna lie, this month has been tough. I try not to pay much attention to all the hype around "leaps" and "regressions" because I don't like having the expectation that my baby is going to be fussy and have multiple night wakings at certain ages. Also, if multiple night wakings are an indication… Continue reading Breastfeeding Month 15: Sleep Regressions and How I Deal
Yesterday, I was that one weird mom trying to inconspicuously nurse her acrobatic toddler in the corner of the science museum. My toddler was squirmy, fussy, overstimulated, and overtired. Breastfeeding is the only way to help him when he's in this state - so that's what I did. Maybe I wasn't that "weird mom," but… Continue reading Breastfeeding Month 14: Yes, It’s Still Beneficial!
That's right, I have entered month thirteen of breastfeeding, which means I am now extended breastfeeding my little. And I am so proud of myself and of my little one, and so grateful for this experience. So, I wanted to write a post in celebration of this milestone, and just check in and talk about… Continue reading Breastfeeding: Month 13