The End of Breastfeeding & Lessons Learned

Evivo and Dr. Tanya Altmann

Nine months into breastfeeding my third baby and I’m all sorts of emotions about it all. Part of me can’t wait to be done, but there’s a small part that’s sad that the baby phase of raising my little boys is almost at an end. It’s weird this whole motherhood thing. Each phase and lesson learned, every day and passing year is filled with a dichotomy of emotions. Third time around and I’m still realizing that there’s never a clear cut way to feel right about anything when it comes to parenting.

I’ve written before about my different experiences with breastfeeding, but the emotional part has been pretty much the same each time. I go through the ups and downs of breastfeeding and ride it out until the one year mark when the boys can have regular milk. I’m going to be straight up honest with y’all. There’s a huge freedom for me that comes with the end of breastfeeding. Three times around the breastfeeding block and I’ve never fallen in love with it. While I’m grateful that I’ve been able to breastfeed all three of my babies, I’ve never been the mom that’s been all about it. Don’t get me wrong, it was my desire to breastfeed and I was lucky enough to choose to do so all three times. But, it’s been more of a practical decision than an emotional one.

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