I feel like I’ve blogged a lot over the years about how my breastfeeding journey came to be. At first I only hoped to breastfeed to save the money I’d spend on formula for cute dresses for my daughter. My goal for a few months turned into a six-month goal, and eventually, I knew I could do it for the long haul.
The second time around (with my son) I was more confident. The most challenging part initially was pumping enough while he was in daycare, and now it’s thinking of how he will wean considering he still nurses on demand.
My mom didn’t nurse us, but I gave it a shot, and my younger sister followed suit with her daughter. Minority women are statistically less likely to breastfeed, but I’m excited to watch that change as more families are educated on the benefits, and more support becomes available.
My breastfeeding journey is coming to a close. I mentioned reasons I’m looking forward to it being over, but at the same time I know I’ll look back and miss the sweet experience. I was lucky enough to have a wonderful photographer capture some of that emotion in a shoot for World Breastfeeding week.
I can’t say thank-you enough to Paige Wilks for giving me something to cherish.
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