20 October 2011
It's a Good Thing...
Because the story you would have heard up until 3 days ago is entirely different from the one you would hear today.
Three days ago my almost 1 year-old was only nursing at night. Except for an occasional snack in the mid-afternoon he was completely day-weaned. The fact that his snack was occasional was making me pretty uncomfortable on the days he skipped it, so I tweeted to my #BFCafe ladies for opinions and advice. Should I make an effort to cut out the snack completely or make an effort to have him nurse mid-afternoon every day?
I got the answer I knew what I would get, do what feels right for you. There is no right answer, do what you want to do.
Then yesterday happened. Jaron and I are both down with some sort of allergy thing. Just very runny noses, no infection, just annoyance. And he is NURSING. A LOT.
Soooo. I don't know where we are and I'm not likely to figure it out until he is feeling and breathing better.
Maybe he'll go back to being day weaned, maybe not. Either way he'll still be nursing at night for awhile yet.
My goal with both boys has always been at least 18 months before fully weaning them. So we've got another 6 months to go, at least.
Some days I feel so burnt out by the end of the day I'm just ready to be done now...but I know I'll regret forcing him before he's ready. So we'll keep truckin'.
And this is me, checking in with all the others at the weekly Breastfeeding Blog Hop. How are you doing? Are you just getting started? Finished awhile ago? Somewhere in the middle? Share your story!!