As it is World Breastfeeding Week I thought I would share where I am at the moment with my Breastfeeding relationship.
As it is I am in that part of a long-term relationship where I have had enough. It is pretty love/hate at the moment. I love the connection I have with my children. I love that I am a source of comfort. I love how it helps them to sleep. I love that I can keep them hydrated in the heat. I love that I can offer them more antibodies when they are poorly. However, I hate how much it disrupts my sleep. I hate how often I am touched against my will. I hate the looks I get when I tell people that I still breastfeed my 3 (nearly 4) year old. I hate when people tell that I need to stop feeding her and I hate that I will need to negotiate an end to the feeding!
Cassius is now 18 months old. Aoife will be 4 years old in November. I think I worked out that I have been breastfeeding for a total of three years and eight months. That is way more time than I ever thought and if you are trying to do the math, yep I breastfed Aoife through my whole pregnancy with Cassius!
The first ever post I wrote about breastfeeding was about six weeks into my relationship with Aoife. I look back at it now and I am gushing with love for the times. This was despite the fact that I was actually in complete agony at the time! In spite of how it may of sounded at the beginning of this post breastfeeding is something I love and wouldn’t change!
Let me know your thoughts below!