Sunday, December 29, 2013
33Before33 - #20 - Nursing
I knew that I wanted to make it until at least he was at least a year old to wean Davin. Nursing Davin was overall easier than nursing Brenna because I never had to go to work. I rarely had to pump (woohoo!!) and he was a pretty quick eater. We had a bit of a struggle when he was really young before my milk was completely in - similar to the struggle we had with Brenna. I supplemented her a tad during her first month because she wasn't gaining weight quick enough (and lost a tad too much) but I was determined not to have to do that with Davin. After we got going, it was pretty smooth sailing. I struggled through mastitis (on vacation. at the beach.) and yeast issues (during Valentine's Day. and my birthday.) and we still kept it up! He acted like he had a magnet to me for many months - and I'm pretty sure it was because he knew Mommy=food!! We dropped down to one feeding a day for awhile and I knew he was ready to drop that. I, on the other hand, had a hard time because I knew it was probably the last time I would nurse a baby. On July 27, when he was about 13.5 months old, I nursed him for the last time. He never missed a beat and it was good ending to that nursing relationship. I am proud of myself that I was able to nurse both of my babies past a year. Score one for Mommy!