Mommy Moment | Transitioning a Nursing Toddler

Well hey there second week of August and hello friends! Welcome back to my blog! In honor of national breastfeeding week {which was actually last week}, I have something to share about my current nursing struggle.

Now, this maybe a bit of a touchy topic for some, but to be honest, I feel breastfeeding is a beautiful thing & women should try to just embrace it instead of knocking it dow so quickly.

I nursed all four of my children. I struggled with every last one of them too. But I kept at it until I wasn’t able to nurse anymore. It was a different reason for all of them. My Rosie is the only one that has breastfed into the toddler years.

Now, I know what some of you maybe thinking… “that’s gross!”… or “that’s wonderful!” .. or ” but she’s too big.”… or “keep going mama!”… am I right?

See, we all have our own opinions about it and that’s fine. But I have wanted to nurse successfully for so long that I just don’t want this moment to end just yet. It saddens me that I will most likely be ending my nursing moments with my Rosie because she kind of forgets she has a mouth full of teeth! Ouch!!

Yup, I’ve gotten bit when she fell asleep & when she was awake. This wasn’t done purposely of course, but I think she isn’t latching correctly, so I end up screaming to the roof! Lol! Ok, please know I’m being way dramatic…

But another reason why is because my milk supply seems to be dried up on my left side. So very sad… I tried explaining it to Lovèah Rose but she looked at me like I had two heads lol! I need to figure out how to go about transitioning her to almond milk. I really don’t want to y’all… I feel stuck at the moment. If you could only see her face when I tell her that she can’t nurse on one side… it would melt your heart. Yup, I cried for sure.

Tell me, do you have any suggestions as to how to transition her? She is allergic to walnuts, so I’m nervous about giving her almond milk. Her allergy doctor said keep her away from all kinds of nuts. So, I need help here. Thanks so much mamas!

Until next time, “laugh hard, love harder, capture each moment & sprinkle a little joy in someone else’s life.” – XO Shona

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