Tuesday, May 5, 2015

My Breastfeeding Journey: 6 Months

So let me start by saying...womp womp. I have been majorly slacking on writing lately. Sorry about that lovies!

But anyway.

So most of you know from previous postings that I had set a goal for myself of six months of exclusive breastfeeding. Taking it in small goals to start (a week, a month, three months, six months), this was a big deal for me as Conner was only breastfed for 12 weeks before my milk shorted out and I was heartbroken.

But here I am...and I did it.

And I'm still doing it.

Despite dealing with D-MER (dismorphic milk ejection reflex...I'll write about this later), Jackson having a high arch in his pallet, needing a nipple shield, and chasing after a toddler, I made it. Six months! I hit my goal and I'm exceeding it and I couldn't be more pleased with myself. We are now done with the nipple shield which is very exciting, and have entered the world of starting solids in addition to breastmilk. Jackson is thriving, growing well...

And my new goal is to make it one whole year.

Six months ago, when he was born, meeting my goal seemed so far off, so...hard to do. And in some respects it really was. But those six months creeped up on me out of nowhere and here we are. My baby boy is pushing seven months old and a year will be up before I know it (man. Why must they grow so quickly?!?). This is working for us, and I'm thrilled.

Here's to another six months of breastfeeding for me!

And to mamas everywhere, no matter how you feed your gorgeous babes, here's to you!

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