Never in a million years did I anticipate I would be breastfeeding while pregnant. My mother breastfed my younger sisters and me and I always assumed I would do the same for my future babies. But I just assumed that would be for infants. I may have gone so far as to say that a child that was old enough to ask for milk was too old to breastfeed.
Well… when my daughter’s first baby sign at eight months was for “milk”, it just melted my heart. When she had her first birthday, neither of us had any desire to change our special connection. And when she mastered the word “milky”, I had nothing but pride. So when she was 16 months old and we found out I was pregnant, I didn’t really see any reason to stop nursing. (more…)
Breastfeeding two children at the same time. The thought may seem daunting at first, but it’s quite possible! Why would a mom choose to tandem nurse? What are the benefits? And what are the potential difficulties? Today we’re getting advice from moms who have experience it firsthand. (more…)
Are you pregnant and trying to decide whether to continue breastfeeding? Here is my journey so far.
In the beginning of October 2011, my daughter turned 1. A few weeks later, we found out we were pregnant. Right away, the comments and questions started….you have to quit nursing Maggie, you can’t nurse when you are pregnant. Or, what are you going to do when you have a 3rd kid, grow another boob? They will fight over your boobs….and tons of other things. I love the people saying these things very much, but really, I have thought about this, I have tons of support, and I know what I am getting myself into. This continued throughout the pregnancy and beyond. (more…)