for today's parenthood post, i want to know how long you nursed...
call me crazy, but i'm just weaning jude now. it's been a long and hard process, but we're finally down to one feeding a day, before bed. originally, i didn't really have a plan as to how long i wanted to breastfeed. my goal was six months, and if i made it that long, i wanted to go at least a year. well, i made it a year, and decided it was time to start cutting back. i started trying to feed jude only when he woke up, before a nap, or before bed. when i got that down, i started cutting out morning feedings, and up until just a few weeks ago, i cut out nap-time feedings. that was the hardest to do, so far, because it's hard for him to fall asleep on his own, and a lot of times he won't even nap anymore. cutting out bedtime feedings will be even more difficult i suspect, but it's coming!
so for you nursing mothers...was it weird when you stopped breastfeeding? was it a long process, or fairly short? was it hard? i can't even really imagine what it will be like when jude is completely weaned. it has been an extremely hard process for me, but that might be because jude has refused a bottle since he was three months old, and is a picky eater. or maybe i'm just lazy. mamas-to-be, do you plan on nursing, and if so, for how long? in my opinion, i think everybody should at least try nursing, and if it's not your thing, you can always pump or bottle-feed. so, tell me, i want to know!
p.s. we know all about postpartum depression, but did you know that weaning can have the same effect?
image: got breastmilk? onesie by LLLI