I've been pondering the fact that my little guy is going to be nine months old in less than six days. Every time I think of this, I recall that first terrible week of breastfeeding when I almost became that 25% of women who don't make it past the first three months. Then, I recall the next troublesome period and how I almost became that 50% who don't make it past six months. Frankly, I'm astounded. I've begun to contemplate the idea that I might just make it to the 12 month stage (And I hope I haven't jinxed myself by even thinking this.).
Anyway, it occurred to me that many women write birth stories but few women write breastfeeding stories. And aren't those fascinating stories in and of themselves?
I've also wondered if/how the rest of you will celebrate (or have celebrated) reaching the 12th month of breastfeeding.
Last, when my son is weaned and I have time, I have begun thinking about how I might help others who are also trying to make it through that rough first three months. Anyone else been thinking about this?