I'll start this off by saying that if you are one of the 4 guys that reads this, you may want to skip today. I never really post about breastfeeding, but today I am.
My only goal with breastfeeding the second time around was to try harder to make it work. I only made it 4 weeks with Grayson and I was determined to go longer with Griffin.
From the start, Griffin made that an easy goal. This experience has been SO different than when I nursed Grayson. Griffin has always latched on perfectly, I have never been in pain, & we had a good routine going from the start. I didn't put any pressure on myself to make it to a certain point...I just wanted it to work as long as it could.
Well, my champion eater started fighting our nursing sessions a few weeks ago. After talking to people & searching the web, I was determined it was just a nursing strike. I thought it may last a week or so. Well, it kept getting worse & Griffin was eating less and less and my supply dropped rapidly. My baby was self-weaning. Just like that, our breastfeeding days are over.
I'll be honest and tell you that I've definitely cried over this. I never in a million years thought that I would actually enjoy nursing my 2nd baby. It was so painful & felt like such a stressful chore the first time. I will definitely miss those sweet moments of just Griffin and I, but, I'm glad he seems happier to eat. That skinny boy can't afford to miss any meals!
We made it 6 1/2 months. I'm pretty proud of that. We did good, Griff!