Our intimate, beautiful nursing relationship may have ended sooner than I had hoped, but I know those 20 months bonded us
Breastfeeding is magic, until it's not. And when the magic ceases, in my case anyway, it does so quickly, and with great resolution.
All of a sudden I looked at the calendar and it had been a week -- maybe eight days since I had nursed. I realized it was over. I'd never do it again.
One point to consider is that I stopped co-sleeping when he was 9 months but I weaned at 17 months, so there was a lot of
Breastfeeding. This word encompasses feelings of attachment, exhaustion, bonding, frustration, love and imprisonment. For some moms, breastfeeding comes easily, others find it more difficult and many choose not to breastfeed at all.
I've said a lot about nursing this last year and a half. But lately I'm finding there is not much left to say.
Over the past year I have been documenting my 1-year-old son's "Palatetraining" on social media as he gobbles down fresh veggies. It is possible to raise a vegetable lover, you just have to start earlier and "Palatetrain" your child from their first bite of solids.
It's funny because I feel like I only just said hello to breastfeeding. And yet it's already time to say goodbye to one of the best times of my life.
For years, Elmo was a furry guy who existed only on T-shirts. When you finally saw him walk and talk, you practically sh*t yourself.
Many parents debate when the pacifier love affair should end. My husband and I have taken a joint position on this one
As I recited the final blessing my tears mixed with the living waters of the mikveh. I was overcome with the emotion of having reached this moment after months and months of anticipation, planning, and fear.
I stopped breastfeeding my son when he was 2 years, 7 months and 12 days old. It wasn't easy.
When it came time to have my own child, I knew breastfeeding was doctor recommended, so I put it on my to-do list, like getting the car seat installed or learning baby CPR. I had no idea I'd love it.
Far less attention, however, is paid to weaning, both in casual conversation and the research world. "It really hasn't been
If pediatricians want to improve children's health, they should start by changing how they advise parents to introduce solid to their infants. It's outmoded, overly cautious and at odds with current research on how good eating habits develop.
That moment in the morning, when Mike and Mazzy are both still sleeping and Harlow and I are tethered together in a way that only a mother and child can be... That moment is mine. Ours. For now.
As much as I am an advocate of breastfeeding, I also think it's important to be truthful about the difficulties to help mothers be prepared. Let's both encourage moms to breastfeed and give them the tools to assist them to stop when they move through that sensitive time.
Last Monday night was the very last time that I nursed Avery. If I had known it was going to be our last, I would have savored it more.