|Squinty, silly face!|
So, if it's that bad, why in the world do I keep doing it, right?! Well, too many reasons to stop for, obviously.
-I know all the health reasons for a toddler to still be drinking breastmilk and I cannot deny them.
-I know that it should hopefully help ward off ear infections, which he is already prone to, so whatever I can do to help seems worth it.
-It is still such a useful tool! It helps him (and therefore me) sleep at night and calm him if he is especially upset or crazy.
-There are those rare shining moments that he contently looks up at me, his eyes light up and he smiles (nipple still in mouth) and it is precious. (although he does usually follow such a look up with a slap to the face- kinda ruins it. Oh, wait- these are supposed to be my reasons to continue... oops)
-I don't feel that he is old enough yet to understand why he would be cut off. I weened Roman at 2 years old and he "got" it. I don't think it would be fair to him to sever the supply just yet.
-There are health benefits to me too! Any less risk I can have of getting breast or other female-related cancers is good by me! Especially since I wasn't breastfed.
-I would get totally engorged if I quit right now! I know that over the next 6 months he will slowly nurse less and less which will lead to less discomfort for both of us on quitting day.
|First play in the snow!|
So for now- I will forge ahead for Lion Cub. I will tolerate his antics (and possibly resort to putting him in a straight jacket) and deal with it. I will even do my best to have a good attitude about the whole thing! Although, deep down, I will probably be looking forward to the day that we are done.
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