I’m still breastfeeding my two year old but I never planned it that way. My last two weaned themselves at nine months so I was hoping just to get to one year, which I did. But a whole year has passed again and I’m still feeding her- I have a lot of people asking me why I’m still going… its funny how quickly it changes from people congratulating you for breastfeeding to asking you when you are going to stop.
Breastfeeding a toddler is a lot different to a baby- its much more interactive! She can ask for it (and demand it!) and she has games she likes to play while she feeds. We practice counting with fingers, we play peekaboo and she likes to tickle me. When I say she can have “moo” (as she calls it) the joy on her face is the cutest thing- breastfeeding is still the thing she loves the most.
Not only does she feed in the day but she’s still feeding at night. She’s never slept the whole night through. I know I should hate the night feeds (and yes I would give anything for a full night’s sleep!) but I don’t. I know how quickly they grow up now, how short every stage is, so for now I just enjoy the sleepy snuggles, the little hands stroking my face and hair and how much she still needs me. I think quite often we are in such a hurry to get to the next stage, the stage everyone tells you is easier, that we forget to enjoy the one we are in now.
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