Hi everyone, I'm an infrequent poster, but I am also a June 2004 mommy. I have two sons, 4.5 and 3.5 who are looking forward to this baby! I think they'll be jealous when he nurses...I just weaned them a little over a year ago! Oh, and my nice dh too....I appreciate his support for everything.
I started out gung-ho on everything AP. Now, I just do what works. I'll probably breastfeed "forever" again. (2-3 yrs
) But I would like to get this next baby used to sleeping in the crib for at least part of the night and taking an occasionally bottle/cup of pumped milk. Oh, and we love the bouncy seat and our strollers. I guess you could say that over the past few years, I've learned what works and what doesn't work in our family.
My mother has always supported breastfeeding. She nursed all of us (8 children) for approx. 2 yrs each. (I know she weaned me "early" at about one year because she "listened to other people" but the others she nursed for much longer.) My mil was not as supportive but I think it was because it was all "new" to her, seeing that no one in her generation breastfed. (Well, no one that she knew, I mean.) But I think she's accepted it.