I always knew I would breastfeed my children. I didnt give a whole lot of thought into it, it was just sort of a given.
Then I got pregnant and started reading about breastfeeding, found out about extended nursing, found out about child led weaning and found out there was even a group to help me, La Leche League. Then I gave birth to my beautiful little girl and discovered that nursing her was wonderful for both of us. I am so grateful that we overcame our initial difficulties, came thru a nursing strike that lasted over a week, and even found our way to nurse thru my pregnancy with her younger brother.
Then came tandem nursing. Thats when you are nursing more than one baby/child. I found simultaneous nursing both of them to be extremely uncomfortable, but of course, Zibby was old enough to take turns, to wait, and eventually to only nurse once a day, for bedtime.
And now, she no longer nurses to sleep. Which means that she is weaned. She will be 5 next week. Its been a really special and wonderful journey for me and I daresay for her. I am so grateful to have given her this gift. And while I am sure I am done nursing her, I do feel a bittersweet pang of longing. Its a funny thing, kids growing up.
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