November 14th, 2014, 04:57 AM
My toddler is turning 2 soon. Which means I have breastfed every day (and every night) for two years now! I can hardly believe it!
Nowadays nursing only happens 4 times in 24 hours, and for just 1 or 2 minutes. The rare day that he is really into nursing is the day spent with breastfeeding-averse people ha ha!!
But despite the great decrease in production, it is still important it is there for him: Today, while coaxing our toddler into the bedroom for his bed time, my husband jokingly said: "Come quickly, otherwise I'll drink all your milk!" No response. Then he said: "Nearly all gone, hurry if you still want some!". He ran over to us, and looked stunned.... Then laughed, realising it was a joke. My husband then said: "Sorry... Drank it all. All gone." The smile faded while it sank in, and then our toddler sternly said: "No, daddy! My milk! Not daddy milk. Me milk!" And waved his finger at his daddy.
We bursted out laughing (joined by our toddler) - it was too cute how he calmly but sternly told his daddy off. (It reminds me of the "I ate all your Halloween candy" prank, clearly breast milk is still important to him!)
Anyway, I feel lucky and happy to have been able to nurse my son, and for this amount of time, something I never thought I'd be doing, and enjoyed hanging out (often on the background) on this forum to read posts from like-minded people.