Breastfeeding is very personal decision between the mama and her child. It’s not up to anyone or anything else except Mother Nature. Not all moms produce enough to sustain her child for the recommended year. Other times, some babies are just finicky and won’t latch, or they prefer the bottle.
BREASTFEEDING A BREAST Milk FANATIC
Ariabella swatted the bottle (with breast milk) away at 2 months and refused it from that point forward. She didn’t want plastic in her mouth, she wanted the real thing and she’s been like that ever since. Our daughter loves breastfeeding and perhaps because of her persistence, she’s helped my body produce enough to sustain her. She’s now exactly 20 months today and I’m grateful that my body is still producing enough. However, don’t get me wrong, I’m not producing an excessive amount. Nonetheless, my body is making enough breast milk, that if my daughter doesn’t feed, I get engorged.
We’re Going To Try For Number 2 & I might Be Breastfeeding 2!
At 40 years old, my hubby and I have decided to start trying again. So, despite his concerns that it may be too much for me, I will breastfeed two babies if I must. My toddler will be 2.5 years old (if we get pregnant immediately) by the time the baby is born. Surprisingly, I’ve been reading a lot of threads where this is rather common. One thing I do take to help with breastfeeding and my milk production is Fenugreek. It’s a great herb that really does help.
When a child isn’t ready to stop breastfeeding, it doesn’t feel right personally to force them to stop. At least it feels bad for me. I think that as a society people make breastfeeding pornographic and encourage covering up in public. I do cover up when in public, but honestly, I don’t think we should have to. People need to take their minds out of the gutter. Feeding a baby is beautiful and it’s not a burden. Many countries breastfeed their children until they’re 3 or4 years old. It’s not something I ever expected I would do this long. At the same time, it doesn’t bother me.
Breastfeeding isn’t a burden for me
My daughter is a miracle and I’ll breastfeed her as long as she wants me to. But, as I said, every parent is different. It’s a personal decision that each mother should make with their child.