"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." -Winston Churchill

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

16 Months!

When we got our tax return back in February, and I used it to purchase tickets for the kids and I to fly up to New Jersey to visit my family, I set a goal to still be breastfeeding by the time we got to New Jersey in late June. And we made it to that goal.
Yesterday, we made it to 16 months of nursing! Twice as long as my previous longest nursing relationship of 8 months.
Having the SNS has made a huge difference. Lola's been sleeping through the night more often, and I know my milk supply has taken a hit from that and from less frequent nursing during the day. But we are able to maintain our relationship because of the SNS. We still get to cuddle and nurse, and she still gets a few ounces of milk (and I keep my sanity, because without those supplemental ounces, she might nurse for hoooouuuurrrrssss trying to get half as much milk as she would get with the SNS.)