736 Days and Counting…

For those of you who over the course of the last 17 months have written to ask me how long I planned to breastfeed my son- I made it to two years!

And quite honestly, I don’t see an end in sight anytime soon.

Now my biggest hurdle is knowing what to say when friends, family, and perfect strangers ask me that question they’ve asked since he was 6 months old. I suppose since only 27% of moms are still breastfeeding past 6 months of age, it is definitely not the norm to see a mom of a toddler whip out a nursing cover during lunch at a restaurant.

But since the World Health Organization recommends breastfeeding for at least the first two years of life, I had always planned to make it this far.

And though it hasn’t always been easy, it has flown by and I find it to be very convenient…and since I see no signs of slowing down, tapering off, or loss of interest, you might find me in Mongolia.

2 thoughts on “736 Days and Counting…”

  1. Congratulations Holly on breastfeeding B for 2 years!!! Had I not fallen pregnant, I was hoping to go this distance also. I was breastfed for the first two years of life and I’m by far the healthiest in my family, and I’ve always thought this had something to do with it.

    I can’t wait to hear how much further along you can get!!!

    Meanwhile, I’m still breastfeeding the twins at 4.5 months and hoping to make it at least to a year. The convenience of it as you say far outways the alternatives.

    I hope all is going great for you all. We think of you all often, particularly around this time of year given the birthday celebrations.

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