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Being bullied by your close ones for Breastfeeding your toddler.

My baby is now 27 months, and in case you wanna know, yes! We’re still breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding a toddler is a whole new experience. There’re tons of things to talk about that, but today, I want to stop at one: BEING BULLIED.

I don’t think any toddler mom -who chose to breastfeed till then- hasn’t encountered awkward situations where she feels embarrassed of her choice 🙈

“Until when are you gonna breastfeed that child?” “Isn’t he too old?” “Does he have teeth already? How do you do?”…. Throughout my three children, I lost count of the many judgy looks, comments, critics, etc.

But, when those come from close people, it’s tough. It’s just hard not to pay attention to them.

I often get those comments and awkward looks, especially when they see me nursing my “too-old child.”

My answers have changed in time too. I used to answer shyly, explaining why I was doing it, like trying to make a point and justifying my actions to anyone who asked.

Then, I began making jokes out of it. I’m not a joke person; I hardly remember any joke I hear. So, this took me some time 😜

But lately, I’ve been answering with my truth.

And the truth is that I never planned when I would wean my children; but it happened. The truth is that I do have a plan this time, but I was afraid to share it. My plan is to let my son decide when is the right time for him. But I’ve been afraid of not fulfilling my goal. Why? Many reasons. Any long-term plan may change...

My baby is 27 months, the same age #Lior had when I had to wean him forcefully. Our breastfeeding relationship has its ups and downs, but it is still strong and doesn’t seem to end any time soon.

I know it will come to an end, probably before I’m ready. Yesterday, he jumped from his crib, and I wasn’t prepared for that at all, but that’s how they hit their milestones; whether you’re ready or not 😅

I know my baby will lose interest in breastfeeding someday, and I probably won’t remember the last time I nursed him, the same way I can’t remember it with my older children. It just happens one day.

In the meantime, I try to cherish every moment I can; every laugh; every word and small conversation he makes while nursing; every time he asks me to nurse while I’m changing his diaper; every time he closes his eyes to sleep; every time he leaves anything else he’s doing to take his “titiii”; every time this is the only and best way to nourish him after he falls. I know these times won’t come back, and I will miss them so much.

What is one thing you will miss the most from nursing your little one?

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