It’s been awhile, and I’m sorry about that. With lockdowns, homeschooling Evie, and having a newborn baby, life took over! So many times I’ve written things in my head and promised myself I’d put my words here, only to have prioritised sleep, which I’m sure no one will fault me for. Now with Evie back in school and Emilia finally sleeping, I have a bit of headspace to do just that.
So my news I wanted to share is that last night was the last time I will breastfeed Emilia. It’s been coming for awhile, and I’ve been down to just one feed a day for a few months. It’s dramatising to even suggest it as a feed, more like a few mouthfuls as a small appetiser. Elliott has been so amazing on this journey. Encouraging me when I wanted to stop, helping me through mastitis, thrush etc. But I’m excited to stop now and reclaim my body. It’s been nearly a year and a half since it was just mine and it feels like a new chapter. No more nursing bras or worrying about medicines I can or can’t take. Whew!
I know I could keep going, but I’m happy that I was able to breastfeed my baby for six months. I never thought I’d get to have another baby, or that I could breastfeed with only one breast, so I’m super proud of what I’ve accomplished!