Baby boy is now 17months old, and I have decided to bring the breatfeeding phase of our relationship to a close. I say 'I' have decided because I think if it was up to him we would be going for a long..long time. When I first had a baby I was aiming for 6 months exclusive breastfeeding, but once we got started I was really reluctant to stop. I have loved breastfeeding my baby, and am actually a little sad that it is coming to an end (but a little excited as well). Whilst pregnant I joined the Australian Breastfeeding Association , which was a fantastic investment and has definately helped me to see long term breastfeeding (past 12 months) as a norm and not an unusual sight.
I have been constantly amazed as I have learnt how intelligent and devine our bodies are at providing nutrients and food to meet every stage of our growing child. So here is my little tribute to something that has been an amazing and wonderful experience for me.
And how could I forget...breastfeeding is one of the 'greenest' ways to feed your baby!