Okay, my hormonal brain feels secretly sad about my LO approaching the six month mark, where he can start trying solids. (He's five months and 11 days.) I have fallen in love with breastfeeding and feel like I've found much of my strength and wisdom as a first time mom from our BF relationship. I haven't said this out loud to anyone else, because everyone else seems so excited about solids beginning, but I figured if anyone would understand, it would be my fellow LLLI mamas.
Early on, I read in the Womanly Art of BF that, technically, weaning begins as soon as your baby consumes anything other than breastmilk. This has stuck in my head, so I feel like somehow we're counting down to the days until weaning begins, even though I plan to BF until he's ready to fully wean, even though we're doing baby-led solids, and he might not start in earnest until 8 or 9 months.
Even though I know that this is just the first of a billion bittersweet moments when he enters the world from the safe and secure base I've created for him...
It feels like a golden age of BF is already coming to a close, and I feel so sad about it.
Have any of you had a similar feeling upon starting solids?