I don’t have a ton of breastfeeding support. Most people seem uncomfortable that I’m breastfeeding Adele and are concerned that I will “nurse her too long.” However long is “too long,” I don’t know, but I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that.
My own mother said to me that she would “put a stop to that” if I nursed Adele “too long.” That was a fun night.
When I pumped milk for Adele her first month, my initial goal was to give her breastmilk at least until she was 6 months old. Now that she’s 7 months old, my goal is to give her breastmilk until she’s at least a year old. Once she’s a year old, I also plan to keep nursing (if she is still nursing then, and I hope she is!). Right now, I plan to nurse as long as we are both happy doing it. No limitations at all.
This website shows images of women in other counties who breastfeed. It is such a natural aspect of life for them, and it is so beautiful. I especially find great encouragement in the photos of the women nursing older children. I love that there are sites out there that can be so encouraging to those of us who might not have as much encouragement as we’d like.