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Breastfeeding Blog Hop: When to Wean?

Welcome to week 12 of the Breastfeeding Blog Hop! I’m honored to be this week’s guest host!

A quick glimpse at who I am, in case this is your first visit:

About me: I’m Darcy, a part-time WAHM of a 4 month old girl. We’ve mostly been exclusively breastfeeding. Unfortunately my daughter had to have a few bottles of formula when we had a couple days of latch problems and I didn’t have a pump yet. Overall I’m loving the opportunity to be home and nursing her!

When to Wean My Nursing Baby?

Truth be told, I don’t want to think about weaning. I mean, sure, I don’t want a teenager hangin’ off my boob, but… it will be the end of our special time.

It’ll be just another sign that my baby is growing up so fast.

Before I got pregnant, I always figured I’d nurse for the first six months. During my pregnancy I thought we’d go nine months to a year. After she arrived, I decided a year would be the best as long as she didn’t strike or wean herself.

Now, after more reading and research, I’m comfortable with up to two years. Honestly, I used to think that was strange. (No, I was never rude to anyone about it!) But now, I’m a bit wiser about the miracle of mama milk.

After last week’s discussion on starting solids, I’ve decided to give Rissa the reins… so it will be up to her.

Oddly enough, there are moments I do wish I was “free” from nursing. But those thoughts are fleeting and like to sneak in when stress gives me a moment of weakness. The rest of the time I love it.

I’m in no hurry.


Friday 25th of March 2011

I'm glad I'm not the only one that gets those moments. I hope we can reach a year, I really do. And I hope all of you reach your goals too!


Friday 25th of March 2011

Hi there - found you thru the hop!

I too have fleeting feelings of wishing to be "free" from nursing... mostly when I want to leave the baby with my mom or hubby for the day (I hate to pump). But... he's a year and he'll wean soon enough I suppose so I am just going to enjoy the ride! :)

Jen - Life With Levi

Friday 25th of March 2011

Thanks so much for guest hosting this week's Breastfeeding Blog Hop! Isn't it funny how you start out with a bfing goal, then extend it longer once you get the hang of it? :)


Friday 25th of March 2011

I have to say... not wearing the nursing pads is a big bonus lol. Good for you for not feeling the dreaded pressure and giving yourself permission to allow it all to just happen :) & congrats on guest hosting!


Friday 25th of March 2011

Totally with you on wanting to stop sometimes. Usually, I LOVE it. But there are days when I think it would just be easier and more convenient FOR ME to wean her. And then I remember how hard bottles I've done both, and we keep going.

Gotta love it.

I've nursed a 3 year old. NEVER thought I would go much beyond 1...but 1 crept up on us and I thought NO WAY. LOL

Joining in the breastfeeding blog hop. I didnt have a recent post so linked up an old one.