It is challenging when you are trying to juggle working but I do think it's worth it! You've done a great job!
Even nursing 2x a day is supplying him with sooo many antibodies that will help protect him from illness, especially as the fall and winter bring more bugs and flu.
And the nutrients in your milk change as he gets older and supplies him with just what he needs-really! So it's great that he's eating solids, but your breastmilk is really giving him the optimal nutrients and the solids are just a supplement to that.
And I think when you are working, it gives you that time to cuddle with your little one that you might otherwise leave to daddy because you're busy with laundry or whatever, KWIM? When you have to nurse, you HAVE to sit down and just cuddle.
You obviously have to decide what is best for both of you, but if you can continue nursing a little longer, it will benefit both of you. And in the big picture, it's such a short time in his life.
I'm really not trying to make you feel guilty, because I had to pump and travel with my first one so I know what it's like. But I was so determined to continue until at least a year because I thought it was my gift to him since I was working and not with him.
As for a needy husband, tell him to buck up and help out more
Full-time homeschooling mom of 4 curious kids (ages 15,12,9,4) & 4 guinea pigs.
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