The pain as he was finding his latch was almost unbearable in the first few days. We went through some hurdles but they didn't stop us. Not even when the 3-month-old Finn suddenly decided he would only feed from one side.
On we went, a bit lopsided but still there.
If I had to describe peace, I would think about a child feeding on his mother's milk, gazing up at her lovingly.
|15 months old|
Day feeds, nap feeds, all-night-long feeds, bath feeds, tent feeds, airplane feeds, sling feeds, car feeds, lying in the garden feeds... I even remember one time while he was sitting on the potty.
|3 years old. The last feed.|
When the latch-related pain came back, a few months before his 3rd birthday, I knew the end was nearing. A natural end, but one that would need a bit of help from mummy. Because even though he couldn't latch on properly anymore, he wasn't going to give up his most favourite thing in the world.
One month ago today, we ended our breastfeeding journey.
I am pleased at how this breastfeeding thing went. It wasn't perfect but I wouldn't wish for anything different.
Are you breastfeeding your child(ren)? How old are they? I would love to hear about your breastfeeding experience.