||[Jun. 10th, 2011|12:51 pm]
Nursing past 12 months
1. Child info: Selma, whom I call by a variety of incredibly stupid nicknames, now eighteen months old.|
2. Parent(s) info: I'm 30, her dad is 39.
3. A little about your nursing relationship: relatively easy until now, except for a persistent case of thrush (and then pain from vasospasms for about a month after that was gone) at the beginning.
4. Things I like about nursing my toddler: boob solves every problem in the world! This wasn't always so, as she started nursing for comfort at sometime around a year of age. Before that, she was a leisurely eater who would nurse to sleep, but demand rocking & hushing instead of accepting the boob when she was hurt, frightened or in pain. I'm happy this changed, because nursing a great parenting tool.
5. Things I would change or could do without: waking up 34098985 times in the night. We nightweaned once at 13 months and it worked well enough for the time being, but things came up and it didn't stick... and frankly I like our current sleeping arrangement most of the time, it's just that we've hit that spot of sleeping hell/demonic possession people talk about as happening at around 18 months, and it's kicking my parental ass.