Happy Breast Feeding Week!

Topic : Breastfeeding

I’ve been off the grid.

Now that CBJ is crawling…and pulling to stand, it’s not so easy to blog or text or you know, go to the bathroom by myself.
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Just another boob post.
Hehe!

But really, I’m into breast feeding and I am happy to have the privilege to nurse my kid so I’m going to celebrate it.

We also had a mom/daughter photo session and I did want to show off some of the pics… ๐Ÿ™‚

Had to get a professional shot.

CBJ and I are still going strong with the breast feeding.

I did have some panic when she started crawling and she dropped a few of her nursing sessions but I’m going with it and she’s still her happy self.

Nursing is where I have had to learn to let her do what she needs to do.
I have figured out you can’t make a kid nurse, she nurses when she wants and she knows when she’s hungry (or not).

I panic sometimes.
I fret.
I chill out.
We keep nursing.

Clearly I’m happy to feed my child in this way and it really has been one of the most special things I do with her.

I’ll be sad to see it end, I’m not sure when it will be but even now I can tell the sessions are shorter, the spaces longer.

I look back and I would get annoyed at the constant feedings and I certainly wanted more sleep…

But now.

But now, as she gets bigger and doesn’t always fall asleep while nursing (she’s started to be able to put herself to sleep- what?!?!), I miss it.

And we still nap nurse.

And she still wakes at night to eat- TRUST me on this.

But she’s not the little baby she once was.

And I now realize, one day she will stop nursing.

It makes me sad.
So I’m enjoying it even more now.

The time I spend in the dark room nursing her to sleep.
The times I wake up at 3:00 a.m. and she needs me.

The feeling of holding her and watching her eat.
Seeing her be done with her feeding and then get to rock her to sleep.

The time I get, just me and her.

When she was born, breast feeding was something I knew I wanted to do because it was what I thought was best for her.

It has been what has been best for me too.

I never thought it would mean this much.

Color coordinated no less. ๐Ÿ˜‰

So Happy Breast Feeding Week, celebrate it and nurse with pride.

AND…CBJ turned 10 months old last Friday!!

I ‘ll have an update on her business and pics soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

Emma
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  • Meghann Parson August 27, 2014

    Emma, I have the same problem with Tess who is not quite 22 months. Still nursing and sometimes refuses to eat. We add raw sprouted protein to her smoothies. Not a huge amount but just a little. She will almost always eat eggs, pancakes and bacon (I'd very easily be ovolactovegetarian but Daddy is a meat eater) or eggs, guacamole, Brown rice and black beans. Or avocado. Those are my only two "go to" meals. And carbs. She'll eat cookies or crackers for days. Glad the doctor was supportive, I've been thinking about going there as well. I'm sick of the weaning conversation.

    • ReplyEmma August 27, 2014

      Scrambled eggs are a hit so I'm going to keep offering, avocado too.. I was impressed by Little Flower, it is so refreshing to be in a place that supports breastfeeding. Not a formula pamphlet in the place. And applause for continuing to breastfeed? Makes me want to go daily! It's far by driving standards (least from our house) but worth it to be able to not get hassled about parenting choices.

  • Bethany May 14, 2014

    Good job, mama!

    • ReplyEmma May 15, 2014

      :) thank you friend!

  • Lara October 18, 2013

    Wow, I'm so glad we aren't the only ones who have gone through all these ups and downs with nursing. G is still nursing strong at 14.5 months. There were times when I swore he was weaning himself (8/9 months, and I cried and cried), and nowadays lately he nurses like a newborn. Some days I have so much milk that I'm still spurting and needing nursing pads, other days I think he looks at me like, "Turn it on, mama!" I think the lesson after we have put all this time in it should be: our babies and our bodies know what to do! :)

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