I always knew that I would breastfeed, but I thought that I'd breastfeed about six months, a year max.
Then, my Little Beauty came along and I realized that you have to either give breastmilk or formula until baby's first birthday. Formula didn't seem like the right choice for our family so I kept nursing.
My Little Beauty had her first birthday in September. As she blew out the candle on her giant cupcake with daddy's help, I couldn't help but think that she still seemed so, well, little and sweet. It didn't seem right to just say, "No, that's it! It's your birthday and that's final!"
Now, she's sixteen months old and nursing at night only. I'm shooting to gently wean and be done by two, but I'm taking a day at a time.
You can read about the benefits of breastfeeding a toddler on the La Leche League website.
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