A snuggle session at Winterthur Gardens in September.She knows her job and has done it like a pro since day one. I nurse her in what are often the only peaceful moments of my day and they are getting fewer and farther between. However, she is showing no signs yet of giving it up and I'm okay with that. I'm sometimes asked "you still breastfeed after she turned a year old?" If she's like her brother, we'll hopefully both be ready to wean at the same time. He was just over two years old. It was right around Christmas. I was ready and so was he. It just happened naturally. No tears. No upset. The World Health Organization recommends breastfeeding for the first two years of life, not only for the nutrition of the child, but also for the improved health of the mother (reduces the risk of ovarian breast cancers.) I gather not many women follow that recommendation based on comments I get, but I don't let them under my skin. I know I'm doing what's right for me and my child and every mother must make that choice for her own family.
My days have a wild pace - maintaining the balance and harmony of work, home, family, and social life, but those few moments in my day when she's in my lap... that is all that matters. And that's a very beautiful thing.