Tuesday, 01 November 2011
This is a guest post from Baby Dickey.
Ryan is 15 months old and is still breastfeeding. My goal was 1 year. I don’t know what I thought would happen at that point… he’d magically stop? It’d just go away? It’s not so easy.
I’m not saying I want to quit because I don’t. I don’t see how I could! Ryan runs over and either gives me the sign for “milk” or he simply rips my shirt off – really. We’re trying to teach him that this is not okay to do in public haha… so then he just sticks his hand down my shirt. (See above).
There’s no way I could turn him away or say no! If he wants to nurse and I’m still making milk, why not?
Sometimes… the thought of quitting or having it end someday makes me want to cry. Then he won’t be my baby anymore! I can’t lose my baby! It’s just like co-sleeping. Steve mentioned the other day that he’d like it if Ryan slept in his crib all night so he could more easily sleep in our bed (we need a king!). I started crying. Seriously. Of course I love sleeping in bed with Steve, but I also love sleeping in bed with Ryan, my cuddle bug. And someday, he won’t want to sleep with me anymore! AHHHHHH!
Read the rest of this post at Baby Dickey.
How long did you breastfeed or are you planning on it? How did you wean or when did your child wean on their own?