What I Miss Most About Breastfeeding
This past weekend someone said to me, "You must be glad you are done breastfeeding, right?" I wasn't sure how to respond at first. So I thought for a second, and than said, "Well, yes and no."
I had no expectations when I first started breastfeeding, I only planned to breastfeed (if I was able) as long as it was the right thing for both me and my baby. Well, I breastfed my daughter for 14 months. And when it was time to be done, it was completely initiated and led by my daughter.
I received a lot of comments (both negative and positive) on breastfeeding while I was doing it. People are generally very curious about all things baby, and breastfeeding seems to be part of it. I honestly loved that I was incredibly fortunate to both be able to breastfeed and to do it for as long as I did. But I will not lie and say that sometimes it did not overwhelm me. When you breastfeed, you are in constant demand, and while it is nice to be needed, there's only so much you can take. I admit to moments of thinking I cannot wait to be done with this. And now that I am done, I have moments where I really miss it.
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Here are some of the things I miss the most: