I didn't think we would be earning this ribbon, but here we are. Brendan met the World Health Organization's recommendation, although I don't think he's been getting much milk since I fell pregnant. He still will barely touch cow's milk, though he loves cheese and yogurt.
I was beginning to get very irritated with him while nursing, so I've drastically cut down on the times when I will nurse him. I dropped the morning and middle of the night sessions, so now he only nurses at naptime and bedtime. And once my irritation rises, I stop him and just give him cuddles. This means he often wakes up at 5:30 a.m. now, but its worth it to me.
I never thought I'd get this far. I don't know what the future holds. When I have the new baby it may be Brendan will become more interested in nursing again, or he may be growing out of it.
I'm nervous about breastfeeding the new baby. Although things went well this time, I'm still afraid I'll have trouble with the next one.