As World Breastfeeding Week concludes, I fear that my own breastfeeding journey is coming to an end. For as much as I have done my fair share of complaining about breastfeeding, I have been surprised how emotional I am realizing it could be over soon. As my work days get longer, and the milk in my freezer disappears, I am beginning to feel anxious that we will not make it to my goal of 1 year.
I continue to diligently pump at work, and try to bring her to my breast at home before a bottle, but my production continues to be an issue. Ms P is a busy lady these days and sometimes she has no patience to nurse. She would rather be engaged and play, and is showing signs of self weaning. Although this is developmentally a natural progression, it hinders my efforts to keep things flowing!
I have added in the Milkies Fenugreek to my regime of supplements. Adding in this additional boost of Fenugreek along side my Nursing Blend will hopefully give me the boost I need to keep production up for at least a bit longer. Not just for her, but for me too! I need more time to mentally prepare for my baby not to want to snuggle and nurse with me.
Who would have thought that I would be the cry baby in the family?!