What... (i.e. camp, dance class, birthday party)
        
 
Pick a NYMetroParents Region: All Regions   Manhattan    Brooklyn    Queens    Westchester    Rockland   Fairfield    Nassau    Suffolk  

Resources

   

EXTENDED BREASTFEEDING PAST THE TODDLER AGE

     Home  >  Articles  > BLOGS
by Dagmar's Momsense

Related: breast, feed, baby, toddler, milk, benefit, health,


An excerpt from a post by one of our favorite bloggers, Dagmar Bleasdale, the mom behind Dagmar's Momsense.

Today is quite a special day--I have been breastfeeding my son for 3 years, 3 months, 3 weeks, and 3 days. Yay for extended breastfeeding!

To my surprise, I surpassed breastfeeding him for three years a few months ago, and L has no intention to stop. I still nurse him to sleep every night, and depending on the day we have, he either nurses just a couple of times during the day or many times. He can go a whole day without breast milk when he is out and about with his daddy, and he really doesn't ask to be nursed anymore in public. Not because he feels it's inappropriate--I have never made that suggestion--but he is just too busy exploring the world. Only when he gets hurt in public does he sometimes ask to be comforted by being held and getting a few sips of warm, sweet milk. Wmart kid!

Breastfeeding my son is one of my proudest accomplishments in life. It was such a struggle in the beginning, yet I stuck it out, and I am so glad I did. I gave him the best start health-wise and thankfully L is a very healthy child so far.

Compared to other moms...

Read more here...

 

 

Dagmar is a mom, blogger, columnist, proofreader, editor, entrepreneur, and social media consultant who writes about motherhood, breastfeeding, attachment parenting, green and frugal living, decorating, blogging, and her love for Twitter and Nutella.



Get Your FREE Indoor Activity eGuide!

More BLOGS Articles

Meet the Intern: Emma Rausch
The Best of the Rest of the Web: Paternity Leave, Sleepless Nights, and Escape to Amish Country
The Best of the Rest of the Web: Kids Are Weird, Multitasking, and Work-Flex Benefits
The Best of the Rest of the Web: Max Gamer, an Accessible Icon, and Celebrating Small Milestones
The Best of the Rest of the Web: Sunny Days, Family Vacations, and The Good Mother Myth

Be a good fellow parent and share this with a friend who would be interested
Email Friend

Local BLOGS Sponsors

Southfield Center for Development
85 Old Kings Highway N.
Darien, CT
203-202-7654
Diagnostic, therapeutic, and educational services ...

Whitby School
969 Lake Ave.
Greenwich, CT
203-869-8464 x176
At Whitby, each child's natural curiosity is encou...

Rosenthal JCC Early Childhood Centers
600 Bear Ridge Road
Pleasantville, NY
914-741-0333 x21
More fun than you ever imagined! Rosenthal JCC sum...

Wooster School
91 Miry Brook Rd
Danbury, CT
203-830-3900
...

French-American School of New York (FASNY)
Campuses in Scarsdale, Larchmont, and Mamaroneck
914-250-0000
Since its founding in 1980, FASNY has evolved from...
See Our BLOGS Directory

local zones

Nassau

Nassau cont.

Suffolk

Suffolk cont.

Westchester

Westchester cont.

Fairfield

Rockland

Rockland cont.

Queens

Queens cont.

Brooklyn

Brooklyn cont.

Manhattan

Copyright 2014 NY Metro Parents Magazine Site Design: THE VOICE