Sunday, April 10, 2011

Ten Reasons I Choose to Nurse My Toddler...

When I was pregnant, it seemed like everyone wanted to know if I was going to nurse and then for how long.  I don't think I even knew humans breastfed prior to becoming pregnant; I had never seen it, but for some reason, my answer to the questions was always "Yes, I'm going to give breastfeeding a try for at least six months and then it depends on how it goes after the baby gets teeth."  For some reason, I was doubtful and kept those free formula samples in the cupboard "just incase" (never did use them).  I had read about the risks of feeding babies with formula and I knew I wanted to give breastfeeding a try.  What I didn't know was about the amazing aspects of a nursing relationship *other* than food.  We have blown past 6 months, 12 months and 24 months.  I definitely didn't plan on extended nursing, but why stop a good thing?  We will wean when she is ready.  Gumby still nurses very often and we both absolutely love our special time together. 

For 10 reasons why extended nursing is important to us, head over to my guest post on one of my favorite blogs Code Name: Mama! :)


  1. I just read your post at Code Name: Mama. I love it! I think I'm going to print out a few copies to hand out when I get those lovely comments about my little gut being too old to nurse. What you wrote is exactly perfect!

  2. alicia, thanks for stopping by to leave a comment here! :)