Stopping Breastfeeding

As Shriek (my 6 year old) came down the stairs today she looked at me completely wierded out and said

“mom why are ya milkin Squeal? She is too big and NOT a baby anymore!”

I had to smile at her self made term for breastfeeding. Squeal is 15 months old. This is the longest I have nursed any of my children! I know she is not that old. But in my head there is some kind of stigma from not stopping breastfeeding a baby at 12 months.

As soon as she turned 12 months I was on a mission to be done nursing. The sippy cups came out and I was pretty diligent. Then Squeal got sick. the kind of sick where your baby just wants to be cuddled close to you. Don’t ya just love that feeling of being so close and snugly with your baby and comforting them in a way no one else can? So here I am 3 months later.

About a month ago I made it a decision to not let it bother me anymore! My nighttime nursing session with my baby to help drift her off to dreamland should not make me worry about what others think! I will be Stopping Breastfeeding within the next couple of weeks. but I don’t think it makes a difference if she is a few months past one.

But still don’t write any comments that you disagree! I don’t know if I could handle it! (Kidding of course)

{ 2 comments… add one }

  • liz July 6, 2010, 12:49 PM

    I’m not going to judge either way. :) But you are right – venturing down a path about breastfeeding typically sounds the alarms!

  • stacey July 10, 2010, 12:32 AM

    Good for you for nursing her that long. I’m only at 1.5 months so far, hoping to get to a year this time. With my other 3 I dried up after 6 months and I missed that bonding you’re talking about; I know exactly what you mean. Way to go mama. :)

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