My apologies for being absent from the site with new articles for a couple weeks. After 5 cumulative years of breastfeeding my two daughters, my second daughter and I have agreed to wean. It's been emotionally more difficult than I was expecting, since I've been feeling ready for quite a while now, and it's been hard to address any topic while I've been going through this transition.
It's still a bit close to the surface, but I put pen to paper (figuratively, that is) and got together some thoughts I wanted to share on the end of an extended breastfeeding relationship. I wept through writing most of it, but ulimately I thank you as readers for giving me a place to help express what I am feeling. I'd love to hear your comments and thoughts or your experiences if you've already been in this place.
So here goes...
Saying Goodbye to Breastfeeding
After 5 collective years of breastfeeding my daughters, I'll soon be nursing for the last time. Some musings and thoughts on this emotionally difficult step of saying goodbye to breastfeeding.
Please email me with your stories or feedback, or if you feel comfortable, post me a note in the forums -
Nicki Heskin, CLEC