Breastfeeding Celebrations

Congrats to me. I am still going strong at 11 months! Breastfeeding Elijah is one of the true joys of my life and I am happy I have made it this far. Sure there have been trials:

1. Going back to work in December when he was 12 weeks with him refusing to take a bottle

2. Getting an Upper GI done in February-no BF’ing for 8 hours. I thought I would die, I was too tired to pump and then having to pour all that milk down the drain when I did pump.

3. Getting my gallbladder and umbilical hernia removed in March-no BF’ing for 24 hours, no holding the baby for a week. Yeah right, I held him the next day and tore internal sutures three times, also too tired to pump, I was passed out for like 12 hours and did cry when I did pump because I managed to make 9 oz which was the most I have ever gotten at the time. I made my husband pour it out, I couldnt.

4. Almost causing a divorce due to complete lack of interest in my husband. We worked things out.

5. Low supply at 6 months, 8 months, and now.  I am eating more milk cookies by the ton, drinking water and Mothers Milk tea, and am about to start a great new item called More Milk capsules.

It all worked out. Thats always my motto. Everything works out eventually.  So I celebrate each month we have made it with a nursing holiday. A whole day of just us. I let Elijah eat as often as he wants and we just lay around and play.  Also, added bonus, it keeps my supply boosted!

So here I am. One month before my golden boobies award. I had planned on going 6 months, then I said a year. Now I am thinking two years. Who knows? Well Elijah knows because I am going to let him choose. 

What obstacles have you had to overcome? Have you reached a new breastfeeding milestone?

Comments

  1. UntrainedHairMom says:

    Congrats!! Im so jealous, lol, really though :( I only breastfed for 3 months. I wish I could have made it longer. But at his one month check up he had not gained back up to his birth weight and he was nursing pretty much 24/7. If he wasn’t nursing he was crying :( They suggested supplementing, which I did not want to do at all, but I wanted my baby to be healthy and he just seemed to always be hungry. We started supplementing and I started pumping like crazy, it was exhausting. After having the bottle a few times he refused to nurse…so I was pumping even more trying to keep up. I was emotionally drained and just kept getting less and less milk each pumping session and sadly I gave up when he turned 3 mos. :(

  2. mamaburgher says:

    “the golden boobies award” LOVE IT! Funny, I had a low supply at 6 months and now here at 8 months too. Maybe I need to eat the cookies. research time :)

  3. I think it’s great that you’re so honest about the difficulties that breastfeeding poses. It’s not always natural and easy – there’s nothing wrong with you if you face obstacles to breastfeeding!

  4. You are soooo awesome!! Way to go!!!!

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