This is more so expressing myself more than anything. As Squally quickly approaches the 15 month mark, I keep getting more and more questions of when I’m going to wean her off the breast and switch her to whole milk? Why on God’s green earth would I wean my HUMAN baby off of HUMAN milk and replace it was the tampered milk of a COW? In what way, would that benefit me, the universe, the people asking me, or her? Especially her?!
Sigh, this is one of the many downfalls of living in America; our ignorant society thinks that a baby older than 6 months should be switched to the milk of an animal as opposed to that of the person who conceived, carried, birthed, and cared for them. That concept is ridiculous and obsurd at BEST. There is nothing better for MY child than her own personal , never empty tap of liquid GOLD that is formulated to meet her needs on a constant basis every time her saliva comes into contact with my nipple. There’s no brand of milk that can do a better job of nourishing my baby than Her Mom Inc. and that’s how I’m going to feed her for as long as I want and more importantly, as long as she wants and NEEDS.
My daughter has shown no signs of disinterest in breastfeeding. If anything, she definitely likes my boobs more than she likes me. Anybody who interacts with us on a regular basis has witnessed her taking it upon herself to go into my shirt and service herself on a nice serving of mommy milk. While I understand how that could be uncomfortable for a bystander, especially because she’s old enough to get it for herself, being uncomfortable is enough reason to deem it unnatural or unnecessary. Breastfeeding is the most natural thing I’ve done in my life: and although people love to attempt to intimidate me into stopping, the answer is no.
So if Lariah decides that she still wants breastfeed until she walks across the stage at her high school graduation, then that’s a decision that she and I will make TOGETHER without anybody else’s input! I welcome questions about breastfeeding and my ideals and beliefs, so I hope that you all welcome my responses. I look forward to talking to my little toddler about her milk milk; and if my nourishing MY child making you uncomfortable is something you can’t deal with, then that really sucks for you. Because we don’t care. ??