Second Time Breastfeeding for Longer

I breastfed my first child for about 3 months, and even though I was convinced it was the best thing fr, I didn’t particularly enjoyed it. I started combination feeding her from her 2 month birthday and was quite relieved when I finally stopped giving her the breast, at 3 months. When I became pregnant with my second child, I assumed I would give breastfeeding a go again but that I was unlikely to enjoy it more than the first time. I gave myself permission from the get-go to stop at 6 weeks if I didn’t enjoy it. Long story short, my second daughter is now 5 months and I am still breastfeeding her, with no intention to stop. The experience has been completely different, partly because she took to breastfeeding more easily and breastfed efficiently from the start, and partly because I enjoy those little breaks of peace that are just her and me. With a toddler running around and a full-time job, it is easy sometimes to forget about the sweet baby who is just being so quiet. Breastfeeding her means that she gets some one on one Mummy time everyday. I am even expressing at work ! Something I told everyone I would never do… What I learnt from this : every child and every breastfeeding journey is different. If you feel like giving it a go, even if it didn’t work for you before, do it ! You might get a good surprise 🙂

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