I counted it up the other day. So far I have spent FORTY-TWO months of my life nursing children. That’s forty-two months of cuddles, forty-two months of instant comfort and connection, forty-two months of never wearing a dress. (At least for more than a few hours.)
There are so many benefits to nursing- the endorphins for mommy, the uterus-shrinking and magical oxytocin post-birth, the connection between mommy and child, the…weight loss…. 🙂 Not to mention the phenomenal nutritional benefits to the child, eating a food created JUST for them. Then there’s the immune system boost. Oh the cost- can’t beat free!
I never intended to nurse my first baby for a “long time.” It just happened. And it’s happened again with my second, which I love. I’d be OK if she decided it was time to wean (and I know we’re in that process right now, it won’t be much longer I don’t think.) I’ve been so blessed, being able to be home with my girls- with no judgement intended on anyone who uses formula, I’m so grateful my kids have never tasted it. In fact, they’ve never even had a bottle!
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