It has been about two months since my daughter stopped nursing completely. We had a good long run at it, nursing until she was 17 months old. It was quite the journey from hate, to love, to sadness that it was ending. When Fern first weaned herself, I cried… a lot. But it’s been a few months now and I had an epiphany yesterday.
I kind of love that I’m not breastfeeding anymore!
There are definitely some pitfalls (i.e. not having an easy way to calm her down anymore, no more snacking on the go, and less bed time snuggles) and I have seriously loved the nursing journey that Fern and I had, but that said there are definitely some perks to not breastfeeding anymore.
Here are a couple for you to consider:
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