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Breastfeeding a newborn:
"Ohhh, nothing of more comfort than mum, hey? Do you need some water beside you?"
Breastfeeding a toddler:
"Oh, she's just doing that for comfort."
*preschooler yells for a snack and rips a book, washing sits wet in the basket, dinner burns, kind of need to go to the toilet, start walking around with toddler attached doing things one-handed, world implodes*
Safe to say that breastfeeding into toddlerhood isn't valued and isn't supported. I am quite lucky and yet I still feel bloody exhausted and very, very busy. Too busy to sit down to feed. But the show must go on.
When it was the two of us together all day, I somehow managed to make it work. But it doesn't feel like it's working very well right now. And I never thought I'd say that. I assumed I'd feed my second till she was four too. Not sure I'll make it that far this time.
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