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Friday, October 28, 2011

Breastfeeding baby 2 (with Linky)

This post is part of a blog hop please feel free to add your pot to the linky below! This weeks topic is Breastfeeding with older children, aka Breastfeeding #2 (or 3 or 4) 

I am currently breastfeeding my second daughter. I made the decision to breastfeed Amber when I was 17 and don't see any reason to change my mind now that I am reaching 30 with Charlotte. My plan is to let her self wean hoping to go at least to a year and let her decide when she no longer needs that comfort. However, I think once she reaches an age where she can choose between french fries and milkies might be long enough. As for nursing number 3... If I am blessed to have a 3rd you betcha! I have been very lucky to have had a great experience with both girls nursing. In fact recently Charlotte has started nursing less. She is down to maybe 4 nursing sessions a day. I can feel that she is starting to choose her Nummies over Milkies more frequently and I'm kinda sad.
I would also like to add that since Amber is old enough to understand that there is a choice between breastfeeding and formula, I think breastfeeding a second or third baby is setting a wonderful example of how amazing a woman's body truly is and what a loving and sometimes sacrificing gift breastfeeding is!

Thanks for reading this post and please check out the others in the linky and add yours as well! Happy blogging!


  1. That is really awesome that your daughters can see what an amazing thing breastfeeding is. I think it's a huge lesson that girls (and boys!) need to learn from the beginning so hopefully they won't have all the same obstacles we do now. good luck with weaning. I let Judah lead the way with weaning and he was done shortly after his first birthday. It made it a bit easier for me since I didn't have to take something away from him. I still miss it some days though :)

  2. Good point on overcoming obstacles! and I don't want to have to tell her "No, you can't have Milkies" either! thanks for stopping by Slacker Mom!


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