A year ago, Lola was almost 5 months old, and we had the SNS thing down to a science (sure, it wasn't an exact science, but it was working well enough for us),and I remember wondering if we would still be nursing when the next WBW kicked off.
I hoped so, but, often times, for mothers like me, it's hard to predict the future of nursing with low milk supply.
Though many times I have entertained thoughts of throwing in the towel, or wondered the best way to continue, second-guessed myself and questioned my sanity, Lola has always had an answer for me. And I listened.
She is now a far busier baby, having learned to walk, and doesn't nurse nearly as much as she used to, but she knows she always has me, and her boobahs, when she needs them. And thanks to the SNS, it doesn't matter if I'm having a very low supply day* (week, month), she can still nurse to satisfaction.
Will we still be nursing when next year's World Breastfeeding Week rolls around? Only my Lola knows for sure.
(For those of you unfamiliar with my story- here's a link to a post I wrote about our initial struggles.)
*I have taken up pumping again, but on a much looser, sanity-saving schedule, -as needed- to help keep my supply up when Lola doesn't nurse as often as needed to keep up my milk supply. If I ever get a moment, I might just right up a blog post about it.
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That's amazing. I had never heard of the SNS before, and I love how it was such a great solution for you.ReplyDelete
"And thanks to the SNS, it doesn't matter if I'm having a very low supply day* (week, month), she can still nurse to satisfaction." --that must be such a freeing feeling. I'm so glad to have read your story!
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