I have made it to a year breastfeeding my daughter and other than starting solids at 6 months breast milk is all she has had. I have also made it through pumping while working full time. I believe I have made it this far because of my determination, a daughter who loves her "nummies", a wonderful husband, a great support system at home and this forum!! I have been lurking for a long time (almost a year) but have only posted twice in response to questions about types of pumps. I have come here many times in the past year thinking I was going to post looking for help but never needed to because someone else was always on here with the same question or problem. I started breastfeeding with the mind set that I would like to make a year but I would do the best I could...no pressure on myself. Well, I soon fell in love with breastfeeding and the bond and closeness it has created with my daughter. I know my breastfeeding experience was easier than some but any time I hit a bump in the road with nursing, pumping or sleeping (or not sleeping ) I came here and found answers and sometimes I found a much needed laugh! So, I come here today to say thank you all for sharing your stories, for giving advise to others that I than borrowed and thank you for creating this community of woman who love to breastfeed and support each other in this journey. Thank you!
I hope I will be breastfeeding for another year...and I hope to be done with pumping soon (and again thanks to the advice I have read here).