Breastfeeding, The Final Months

I’ve been breastfeeding Little Man now for over 9 months and before that I breastfed LP for 13 months, having a 6 month-ish gap in between. For me, a year has always seemed like the right time to stop breastfeeding and that is where we’re aiming for at the moment.

Little Man has drastically cut his feeds down since he started weaning. For the last couple of months we’ve had a morning feed, lunchtime feed, bedtime feed and between 2-3 feeds during the night. Recently though Little Man hasn’t seemed that interested in the morning feed, he isn’t crying to be fed the minute he wakes up and instead he’ll happily roll around in his cot or play on the floor for an hour whilst I get ready, potter about and even sort his Sister out before he starts to get restless and want feeding. Even then he’s more than happy to have breakfast rather than milk so I think the morning feed may soon be on it’s way out.

Knowing that I have only three months left of breastfeeding is incredibly bittersweet to me. People have said ‘Oh it’ll be great to get your body back’. My body hasn’t gone anywhere for the last year, it’s been right here with me, with my baby. I’m not in a huge hurry to ‘Get my body back’ and have really enjoyed the majority of my time breastfeeding. It will be lovely to wear a wider variety of clothes and to go and buy a decent bra. Other than that I will miss the sleepy feeding cuddles and that closeness but, like with LP, I know I will still get cuddles just different ones.

It’s also a bit of a sad last few months as I know it will be the last time that I breastfeed. I am immensely proud of having persevered through the first weeks of breastfeeding and will have successfully breastfed two babies until just after their first Birthdays but as LM is our last baby I will never get to experience that again.

When you have your ‘last’ baby, and you know you won’t have any more, everything is so final. The last time you will ever have, do, see, feel things. Breastfeeding has been a huge part of my life for the last few years but a hugely positive one too. It will be very odd when it’s not a part of my life anymore.

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  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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    1. Yeah he’s definitely our last – We always agreed on two and it’s always been a good number – We have the right number of bedrooms, don’t need a bigger car, one to ‘look after’ each when we’re out and about. Two just seems to fit. I’d love to have more – hundreds more! hehe, but you have to stop somewhere, two’s right for us xx

  1. So true! I’ve only been feeding the little one in the middle of the night for the past 6 months and made the decision to stop but couldn’t help giving him just one more feed when in the early evening so I could really soak it up.

  2. Will you miss your extra WeightWatchers points too? 😉

    Honestly, though – it’s amazing what you’ve achieved. I can imagine it must be sad to know you’re never going to do it again.

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