|Still a bit jaundiced at 2 weeks--not getting quite enough milk|
|Papa administering the top-up|
At six months, Sprout started solids & took to eating fairly large quantities of food right away. We did Baby Led Weaning & because that involves the child self-feeding, they eat according to their appetite & not what their parents think they should consume. It also means that some kids take a while to just play with food at first & don't actually swallow much of it. Sprout's appetite & ability to get the food down was pretty good, apparently, so he put away quite a lot of food early on. I started to realize that he didn't really need the extra bottles of formula on top of the regular breastfeeding & solids, as he jumped from the 20th percentile to the 80th for weight.
|'Breastfeeding' at Whole Foods play area|
I still debate whether or not I'll wean Sprout or if I'll let him decide. I think when & if I get pregnant again will be a factor. I know my supply may drop or I may have a lot more soreness that makes breastfeeding uncomfortable. But, then again, I may not--no way to know. Now just over two years old, he breastfeeds about two or three times a day, unless he's sick, then he 'returns to the mother ship' more often.
Did you have specific goals around breastfeeding? What difficulties did you face along the way? Please leave a comment below--I'd love to hear your story!
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