|Nursing my ONE year old!|
The victory of finally making it to a year is bittersweet. I am so happy to have made it this far. And I feel guilty that I didn't make it this far with my older children.
But, aside from that, making it to a year has been liberating. I've stopped pumping all day, every day. I still use the SNS, and I give her organic whole (cow's) milk. That, in itself, relieves so much stress. No more worrying about her not finishing that milk I worked so hard to get. She's still nursing as much as ever.
Nursing a 1 year old is completely different than nursing a younger baby. It's less about the milk, more about the comfort we both get. Who knows when she'll wean. She's welcome to nurse as long as she wants. Heck, maybe we'll even make it to 2 years. Or longer! But it'll be on her terms.
I'm still trying to work on a more meaningful post, but I've had major writer's block.