Hi mamas... DS will be turning 1 year old on Jan. 7, and I just can't believe how the time has flown. I remember in the early months struggling so desperately with BFing and thinking to myself that all I wanted to do was some day make it past the "nursing your newborn" forum into the "nursing your infant" forum, thinking I had plenty of time to go before I would reach the "nursing your toddler" forum...I didn't even know if we would make it that long...but now we are here and still going strong, despite the tumultuous beginning.
And now I just read through the thread about what your LOs call your breasts, or how they ask to nurse, and I know that it won't be long before my jibber-jabbering LO starts asking in his special way...at least I hope we keep going long enough for him to be able to ask!
Another thing I'm reflecting on is how I never had any problems NIP in the beginning, but I've had some issues recently...maybe it is just my perception, but it seems like people are more accepting of a mother BFing a smaller baby. An acquaintance recently told a close friend of mine that I freaked her and her SO because I nursed my son in a restaurant...this acquaintance told my friend that "I really ought to cover up...BFing in public makes others uncomfortable." (My friend stuck up for me, but felt for some reason she should let me know what had been said, though I wish she hadn't...) And today for the first time my mother also told me that I should "cover up" more when NIP. Ah! I've gone a year without any problems, and then all of a sudden I get these comments that I have to admit got under my skin a bit.
All I have to say to the people who think it's weird for me to NIP my nearly-1-yr-old, just wait until I nurse him when he's 2, god willing!