Be a Breastfeeder

The words I heard from a family member sitting at my kitchen table as I sat on a chair ten feet away:

“She is still breast feeding?”

I was not suppose to hear these words, but here is my response, via the blog world, to my dear family member.

Yes, I am still breast feeding my fifteen month old son. I am going to try and breastfeed until he is two years old. I didn’t make it to two years old with my oldest two. One I cut off around 21 months and the other stopped at 23 months. I am the worst breast feeder though- from yeast infections to mastitis to cracked and sore nipples. I have had it all. I am a stubborn breast feeder. I have also just been too lazy to heat up and clean bottles so breast feeding seems like the easier, more convenient option. It is always ready, the right temperature and I don’t have to worry about what some manufacturer had put in. Plus I don’t have to check the recall list fort breadtmilk.

So there’s my two cents! Be a breast feeder if you want to. But more importantly be supportive of people!

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4 thoughts on “Be a Breastfeeder”

  1. I am also “still” breastfeeding my 15 month old son. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s hard not to take what someone else says to heart (especially family – Boo!) but YOU know you’re doing what’s right for you and your little one, so keep it up! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Good for you! I wish I hadn’t thrown in the towel at 14 months, but I was just sick of fighting with him – at 7 months, DS already wanted to quit.

    YOU know that you are doing what is best. And that’s what counts. Maybe you should show the naysayers this post? (Especially the part about not having to check breastmilk for recalls.)

    1. Thanks for your comment and encouragement. I love breastfeeding on so many levels, but negative comments just make you think.

      Thanks for connecting me to your blog. I LOVE IT! Thanks for keeping us updated on your travels, phone line issues etc. Awesome. I love your honesty.

      1. ๐Ÿ™‚ I know, the negative comments are really, really annoying. Especially when you’re doing what you know is best for your toddler. I am regretting letting DS wean at 14 months. Isn’t that funny?

        I’m glad you like my blog! Thank you for all the compliments! ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope I continue to live up to them.

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