May 12, 2017
One of the most immediate questions you’re going to need to ask yourself is when is the right tie to stop breastfeeding, and it’s going to be one of those things that don’t really have one perfect correct answer for, but more like finding the time that is right in your life so it works out best for both you and your baby. Typically I would say this age should be somewhere near one year old. However this is going to vary a lot depending on what age your baby starts teething, if they wind up having any dietary restrictions or food allergies to account for, or any one of dozens of other factors that can go into this. Of course, beyond just picking an arbitrary age to stop breastfeeding you’ll have to content with other things like breaking the habit of breastfeeding, both for you and your baby. Breastfeeding is one of those things that becomes super convenient because it’s always available no matter when or where you need it. It’s not like you need to remember to bring bottles of formula with you when you go out of the house, you’re always ‘at the ready’ to feed your nursing baby anytime they need it at a moment’s notice.
May 12, 2017
Breastfeeding is far and away one of the best experiences I have ever had in my life. There is already something magical about creating life, but there is something even more amazing about the connection that you form with your kids when they quite literally depend on you to provide them with nutrition to live. Making the decision to breastfeed my two children was not necessarily an easy one, well the second time around was a no-brainer, but deciding to breastfeed means that there are some consequences to consider, like being at their beckon call anytime they get hungry night or day, or being the only one who’s going to be feeding them when they wake up hungry at three in the morning, but after having gone through it twice now I would never want to do it any other way. The sacrifices you give up to breastfeed your babies winds up being nothing compared to the benefits you get from having the extra special skin to skin bond, giving them a higher level of nutrition they’ll never get from a bottle of formula, and of course being able to provide them with the power of your immune system which I am genuinely convinced makes for much healthier and happier babies. So even though making the decision to breastfeed my children was amazing and something I will never regret, figuring out when and how to stop breastfeeding was somewhat of a challenge on a few different levels, so I wanted to create this simple site here to act as a culmination of all the research and information I put together when I was trying to stop breastfeeding and hopefully at least help make at least one exhausted mother’s life a little easier.