Breastfeeding & Me – An Update

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!

7 thoughts on “Breastfeeding & Me – An Update

  1. That’s quite a journey! I only managed to nurse my boys for around 4 months each. But every mother has to decide for herself when she wants to stop. It’s no one else’s place to be judging.

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  2. My eldest self weaned and had his last feed on his first birthday. My youngest is 15 months and still feeding once a day. I’m in no rush to stop it! He’ll finish when he’s ready. I think I may feel differently if I fed during the day too though.

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  3. I think it’s amazing that you’re still breastfeeding your children.
    I did it on and off to the 6 month mark but thanks to a severe case of mastitis early on I had to top up with formula.
    It broke my heart but I was expressing blood so knew it was time to stop.
    Well done and never listen to criticism, only you’ll know when the time comes to stop x

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