asleep without mommymilk

For the first time ever, Ian fell asleep in my arms without nursing.  He got mommymilk earlier as usual but at one point I said in exasperation, as he wiggled and switched sides for the 15th time, “Do you want to just snuggle with no mommymilk?”  I was surprised to hear him say, quietly, “Okay.”  We were just rocking when he fell asleep.  I don’t expect that he’ll never want to nurse to sleep again, of course, but ah, what a relief, and I’m hopeful.  I guess it’s not just pregnancy that makes me feel irritable about nursing.  Maybe it’s something about the size of my toddler.  But despite the irritation, I have not wanted to push him to give it up.  So I’ve been getting antsier about it for months.

As I was holding my son and rocking him, feeling his weight and warmth all snuggly, feeling relieved to not be nursing for a change, I decided that I just wish the nursing was done.   I’d be very happy to continue rocking him to sleep for many many more months.

About Michele Kendzie

happily married mom of three homeschooling kids, photographer and family historian

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