I have breastfed both my little ones. I bf my little girlie until she was one, and I am still bf my little guy and he's nearly 18 months. I always knew it was something I wanted to do, and never even had a second thought about it.
When I was pregnant, or even before that I just knew I was going to breastfeed, it wasn't a decision I had to think about, truthfully I didn't really know any different. Of course, I knew that you could bottle or breastfeed but I didn't know that it was such a big deal. I thought that breastfeeding was the normal thing to do, and bottle feeding was just what you did, if you couldn't breastfeed, or switching to bottle as your child grew up!
I can honestly say I was a little bit sad when my little girl decided she wanted to stop. It was a lovely time of day, having a quiet cuddle together and feeding her until she fell asleep. My little guy is just the same. I generally feed him when he has a nap in the day, unless we're in the car or something, and we have a squishy cuddle and a feed before bedtime. I bf him to sleep, and I'm OK with that. I feed him, pop him in his bed & he stays asleep until morning. I'm honestly going to miss that quiet time. The cuddly time when he doesn't want anyone else. He just wants me to soothe him to sleep.
My gorgeous little babba.
I'm going to miss the cuddles. He likes to rub my arm, play with my hair. It's adorable.
Breastfeeding can be hard, it's hard to figure it out. It's hard to get comfortable and confident about it. It's hard to figure out your way. But it's totally & completely worth it.
For now, I'm going to keep going as we are going.
I love this time. When the time comes, I know I'm going to miss it, like I missed it the first time round.