Milk Meg shares how she coped when her four year old “who “still” breastfeeds to sleep” headed off to Kindergarten.
You may remember a recent story on “Milk Meg” who works closely with women to help them reach their breastfeeding goals. She is a International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.
We shared the cute image of her comfort feeding her nephew after it sparked a bit of controversy.
Meg shares with her followers how she coped when her four year old “who “still” breastfeeds to sleep” headed off to Kindergarten.
“Still” waking early for his “sun up” boobie. The first day he started at school, he woke like every morning. Looking for me. He found me at the computer, in the middle of a breastfeeding consultation with someone across the world. He didn’t bat an eyelid, just hopped up and breastfed as if we were still in bed.”
Just 2 hours later he was at preschool for his first day without me.
“He didn’t want to go home. Every time I peeked into his classroom or went in to say hi he was happy as could be. This child who has been attached at the hip and boob only away from me for long periods a handful of times in his whole life…completely at ease and happy. The child who “still” breastfeeds to sleep. Yes, he is breastfeeding. And he is also independent. The two are not mutually exclusive.”
“Mothering through breastfeeding facilitates the growth of a baby, into a toddler, into a small child heading off to preschool. It creates a bond, a relationship that is unlike any other because all of their needs are met at the breast.”
“Don’t worry about your little attached child. Don’t fret that your baby will never leave you. Because they will. Cuddle those babies of yours. They might head off to school still breastfeeding like my little one. And you know what? I’m so happy he is. This morning before he got dressed for pre-school he hopped into my bed and breastfed (on both sides of course) for about 20 minutes. That will be his only breastfeed today until he heads off to sleep tonight. He still finds comfort, he still find security, he still looks up at me with his big blue eyes while breastfeeding and is content. And so am I.”
Read the full post and get tips from Meg on – What it’s like sending my breastfeeding, “attached” little boy off to preschool…
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