Re: Advice while weaning
I couldn't agree more!
Originally Posted by @llli*
Please forgive me for being nosy, but is there a particular reason you are set on weaning at one? Obviously nursing into toddlerhood isn't the right choice for every mom, and obviously you are awesome for nursing for the full year and there's no way I would want to guilt trip you into nursing beyond what makes sense for you, but my experiences with nursing toddlers have been so positive that I feel like moms who wean at one may be missing out on some of the big pay-offs of investing that first year. I mean, the first year of nursing can be really hard. But the second year- that's like the icing on the cake. Not strictly necessary, but for some people it's the best part of the cake! I know that nursing got me through some of the most challenging moments with my toddlers. The bumped heads, the skinned knees, the vaccinations, teething, exhaustion, the accidental ingestion of some hot peppers... And after one, a lot of the most challenging aspects of nursing diminished. Once you're not your baby's primary food source, you don't have to be chained to your baby or your pump all the time. You can freely say "Not right now" and skip nursing in public.
Again, no guilt trip intended!!! Just trying to sell you on the fun stuff.
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"