I have been breastfeeding for over two and a half years. My oldest son nursed through my second pregnancy, then he nursed for a couple weeks with his baby brother before weaning at 23.5 months. Breastfeeding is such a rewarding experience. I’m not sure how long I will nurse my second baby. When I finally wean him it will be bittersweet. I’ll be emotional about being completely done with this phase of life and parenthood, but there are some consolation prizes when the journey comes to an end.
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Things to Look Forward to After Breastfeeding
Time management & productivity I have, and still do, absolutely cherish each and every moment I spend nursing my little ones. I know these moments are fleeting and I will always look back on them. However, it will sure be nice to be able to not plan my days around hour long nursing sessions every 2-4 hours all day long! I’m excited to be able to get more done.
A new phase of life After I weaned my first son, he started to ask for affection in different ways. He would insist on “snuggling” with my arm around him while sitting on the couch. As with most babies, my first son also gained so much independence after weaning. I look forward to these moments with my baby. It will make the sadness of weaning a little more bearable.
When will it be the end?
I don’t know how much longer I have left nursing my youngest baby. I would love to nursing him till close to two, as I did his brother. But he’s much more interested in food than his brother was and I guess I just have a feeling. I will be kind of surprised if he nurses past 18 months. I will enjoy every last second I have left of my breastfeeding journey!