Monday, July 1, 2013
Operation "Please-Stop-Nursing-For-The-Love-Of-My-Sanity" is looking to be a failed mission. I am ready to be done with this phase and Graham needs to agree with me.
We are so lucky that we had two great breastfeeders. Paisley gradually transitioned to the sippy cup and whole milk by 9 months though while Graham is 11 months old now and still wants to nurse every 2-3 hours even if he is eating solids well.
He hates ALL sippy cups. It doesn't matter to him if they have handles or straws or cute patterns or awesome shapes. They all suck compared to mom' bottles. And he's never taken a bottle.
But as much as I've enjoyed the sweet, quiet nursing time with both babies, I need to reclaim my body. I want to get back on regular birth control and feel like I have energy again. I want to drink three glasses of wine without worrying about it. And I want to leave my house without fear that he is going to lose his marbles without being able to nurse.
So, my current plan is to pump during the day as much as possible so that he can have my milk in his sippy cup. Then he also won't be too successful if he tries to nurse. And I'm going to try to spread out feedings to every 4 hours and then hopefully start cutting them back even more.
This is soooo tough. I love this little man and I don't want to make him sad. But it's time. :(