Wife, Mummy, Nurse: One Goal This New Year {#BFBlogHop}

03 January 2013

One Goal This New Year {#BFBlogHop}

Last year, I did not have many breastfeeding goals.  The only thing I hoped was...
It would be nice if Charis will be weaned before the end of this year, but unless something changes, I will not be forcing that issue
The last time I nursed Charis was July 17, 2012.  It was bitter-sweet, but I'm glad it happened smoothly.  This year, since I'm not breastfeeding, my goal is to not compare myself to other mothers.  I have a tendency to look down on other moms, especially if they don't breastfeed exclusively for the first 6 months.  Yes, there are more benefits to exclusive breastfeeding, but it's not my place to look at them that way.  As long as they've made an informed decision, I'm fine with it.  I also sometimes feel like I'm less than a mother when I see that someone else breastfed for 2 1/2 years or longer.  Yes, their have been various trials in my journey breastfeeding Charis, but I thing I ultimately did what was best for her and me.

What are your goals breastfeeding this year?
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  1. Thanks for checking out my blog! My daughter and I are long past the breastfeeding stage (she's 9), but I'm SO glad we did it that way!

  2. Hiya, I think that's a great goal and one that I should probably add to my agenda as well.... I think I'm pretty accepting of those who formula feed... but admittingly I often (inwardly) question whether or not they have a legitimate reason to do so... which is not my place at all. Something to definitely be mindful of!

  3. Aww when my 2 yr old stopped nursing, I was so happy and sad, but wished I had known it was the last time. Now she randomly asks me so I remember to cherish it. For some reason, your post reminded me of this.

  4. that is a great goal. It's easy to make a snap judgement (I do it often), I know it would take me quite some time to get out of that frame of mind.

  5. That's a fabulous goal! I think it's so easy to compare ourselves with other moms and especially to feel superior to moms who are doing things "wrong" in our book. It's one of my ongoing goals to forget comparisons and look at the heart. I fail more times than not, but I'm getting better. :) ~Jeniffer