A number of you have expressed concern about the breastfeeding. No worries, I have not stopped bfing Aidan. Nursing has been extremely important to me, for all the health benefits given to the baby and it's how nature intended. I am nursing him in the mornings and in the evenings. Even just this morning he started to bite me, and I pulled away from him. But I gave him a second chance on the boob about an hour later.
I had extremely hard resolve when I started out breastfeeding when Aidan was first born. It was excruciating for the first five weeks. A month and a week of torture umpteen times per day and night with no help or advice until at the very end. (No lactation consultants in Thailand). I'm very proud of myself for that because I know most women would have given up.
But I feel a little bit differently now. I've done it for over 10 months and when he bites I can't tell you how badly it hurts. I don't know how a mom can resolve to get past something like that. Mornings and evenings are the times where he is less likely to bite me because in the mornings he is too hungry and evenings he's ready for bed and relaxed. At least he is still getting some breast milk.
My mothering instinct is telling me that my method is OK and it's working for my well being and my baby is doing just fine. We will continue with part time breast feeding until he's at least a year old.