Well, I did it. I made it to my nursing goal and then some.
I was shooting for a year, and I made it a year and 4 months. I'm very proud that I was able to give my DS the best start possible. I can't beleive how fast they grow up, I never thought it would be over so soon. It's kind of bittersweet...
I have two questions though. Number one, WHEN will my friggin boobs go back down to a normal size? It's been almost 2 weeks since he's nursed at all, and they are still very sore and large. How long does it usually take to get back to normal? I'm looking forward to the day when I don't have to buy a shirt 2 sizes too big to accomodate 'the girls'.
Number two: The entire time I breastfed, he NEVER took a pacifier. The other day he found one. Now he walks around with it, not really sucking on it, mostly chewing, but he seems facinated with it. He's 16 months, is that too old to have a pacifier? Should I take it away or let him have it? Does this mean that we weaned too early and he's not fulfilled his sucking needs?
Sorry if this sounds silly; I've just never gotten to this point before. My first DS was put on formula at 3 months due to medical reasons, and he was done with bottles/pacifiers just a little bit past one year. So this is all brand new territory for me.
Thanks for the help,