Saturday, October 2

Breastfeeding Toddler

Audrey is now 2 years and 3 months old.  I still breastfeed.   

I do because it's what feels right, it's our time together, when we are both at peace, together.
Sometimes I don't think very much milk at all comes out.  Other times I feel so fortunate I can offer my daughter this great drink.  

Some days, I really don't feel like it, I wish I didn't have her pulling on my shirt or TELLING me how she HAS TO HAVE IT...NOW.

Breastfeeding @ the San Diego Zoo
And somedays I think I look forward to this time just as much as she does.

Breastfeeding a toddler gets lot's of attention sometimes.

"when are you going to stop?", "what about your husband?", "what about your breasts?", "you must be doing it for birth control?"
"don't you think she's a little too old for it?"

Sometimes these comments make me MAD, sometimes I worry what others might think.
This passes, because people will always have matter what.   I am doing what's best for our family.

I also have found that a smart reply helps too....

"I do what's best for our family, what feels natural to us, and not what others tell us to do".


Yoly - Cuponeando said...

¡Amén! Loved this post Marcela. I admire you.

Saray Hill said...


What a beautiful post. Congratulations on breastfeeding Audrey for two years, keep it going.

Madeline said...

This is great. Levi breastfed for 2 1/2 years. That was such a sweet time for us.

Katrina said...

I think its great that you are nursing your toddler!

I'm nursing my 2 year old and my 3 month old. Its not always easy nursing a toddler but its what is best for us definitely.

Claudya Martinez said...

My daughter turned 2 in September and I just decided to stop breastfeeding yesterday and only because she has been biting me a lot lately. Wish me luck.

Stephanie said...

I love your reply. I love your picture. Most of all, I love what a strong woman you are!

P.S. I am *still* breastfeeding my toddler too. ;)

SWFL Doula said...

I agree a 100%... if it feels right for you and for her.. just keep on doing it!!


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