Reflections Breastfeeding Baby 2

Our youngest son turned one at the beginning of May and I knew I wanted to start weening from breastfeeding after his birthday. I was extremely fortunate to exclusively breastfeed him and our older son, however I knew it was time to start decreasing our sessions. We began “weening” at 12 months and were completely done at 13.5 months. It was a very gradual process which was not only good for him, but also for my body. I thought I would share some reflections from this past year. You can check out more breastfeeding posts here: Breastfeeding Lessons, Breastfeeding & Pumping Baby 2, Pumping & Traveling, Flying & Pumping.

  • Talk to other moms and find ones who are open, honest, and supportive. It’s nice to be seen and validated.
  • Whatever you are going through, another mom has already been through it or is also going through it.
  • Do what feels right for you and your family.
  • Embrace the season, it quickly passes.
  • Breastfeeding can definitely feel isolating.
  • Weening can be a very natural and gradual process if you plan for it.
  • Celebrate any amount of time you chose to nurse…it’s a huge accomplishment!
  • There are many logistics involved with breastfeeding and you don’t really get a “break” even if you are away from baby.
  • Take care of your body and health.
  • Enjoy that time with your baby- it is so special!

As always, sending light and love.

Blessings,

Jac

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