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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Waking up to Breastfeeding

I woke up this morning to my oldest son sleeping in the crack between our full mattress and king mattress, which are both on the floor. My middle is laying across the bottom of the bed twisted in blankets and my youngest side-by-side with me. I am so happy to see his not-so-little mouth start rooting (can you call it rooting when they are four years old?) and turning for me in his half awake daze.

It seems like it was just yesterday, I nursed William for the first time and wondered how I would ever pull-off this thing called "breastfeeding." ( I wondered, if I would ever get to sleep in, now that I have a baby.) Where has all the years gone? My breastfeeding days will be done when this one weans. I have been lactating since William was born. The oldest two boys weaned. My breasts continued to feed the younger brother who was at my breast making me forget the sadness in the cessation of breastfeeding of the older. I am so happy he had a good, strong, lengthy nursing this morning. That means he will probably breastfeed tomorrow morning! I don't want to become an old, nonlactating, dried-up, barren woman. I don't want to "have" a weaning story to tell. I fear its close to that time.

AND, :) I also like the excuse to linger in bed longer because my baby needs his milk.

4 comments:

pearly1979 said...
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Permission to Mother said...

William nursed a few years with Scott and Scott nursed with David. Lucky boys!
Denise

pearly1979 said...
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Permission to Mother said...

My extended tandem nursing anecdotes are in PTM :). I haven't found anyone who has caught up with me yet in years tandem nursing, but I know lots of women who have nursed two siblings together.
Denise

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