Another week of Tuesday’s Tastes on Second Base has come! This week we are just going to be writing updates on our journey and how it’s going. After checking out how my breastfeeding journey with baby Addy is going be sure to check out how Courtney and lil man’s journey is going at Joy of Momma Joyner.
This Saturday my baby girl will be eight months old. We’ve been nursing since a few moments after she was born. I am so happy we’ve made it to the EIGHT MONTH MARK! When I was pregnant I had serious doubts that I would be able to nurse her this long. It stemmed from having supply issues when I was nursing LA. I always pumped JUST enough when I was at work and sometimes I was short but did have a small freezer supply that got us through. I often look back on my nursing days with LA and think I stressed too much about it and that caused the supply “problems”. I see now that I didn’t really have supply issues because he only got breast milk and I never had to supplement. So, when I got pregnant with baby Addy I wondered if my supply would be the same or worse. I wondered would I even be able to nurse her successfully?
Well, she arrived in February and was a champion nurser from the start. She latched right on and knew what she was doing. I am also happy to say that my friend, Nissa, was right when she said one nursing experience does not tell how the next will go. Mine are completely different. I don’t stress, I supply enough milk, and in fact we have a nice supply in the freezer and I always pump enough for the next day if not more than enough. Addy nurses well when I am with her and takes her bottles of breast milk when I am not with her. I am definitely going to try for longer than a year since it’s going so well this time! I love my nursing time with her. I love talking to her, singing to her, looking at her and feeling this incredible bond with my daughter. She’s perfect and I thank God for her. <3
My only concern at this time? Addy seems to still love breast milk much more than food. She’s eight months old and is still on stage one jars, mainly because of the serving size. She doesn’t always want to eat baby food, and when she does eat, it’s rarely a full 2.5 ounce jar. She just doesn’t have a lot of interest in her baby food yet. I am thinking she should and I’m starting to wonder if others experience this? Have you? Tell me about it and help me not worry!
How is your nursing journey going? If you blog, Courtney and I would love for you to link up below! If you want to add the linky to your post, grab it here. If you don’t, please leave us a comment and tell us about your accomplishments, your concerns or anything you want to share about your journey.