- My breastfeeding goals for the new year are pretty simple:
- Keep it up. E and I have now been nursing for almost 13 months. My original goal of six months has come and gone. Same with my modified goal of 12 months. My new goal? Keep doing it until he doesn't want to anymore.
I will admit, D and I have been thinking about night weaning so we can get a full night's sleep, but it we haven't started anything yet. My fear is that E will get so upset about night weaning that he will wean himself entirely. My kid has my hot temper.
- Support nursing moms. I couldn't have made it this far without support. In turn, I would like to support nursing moms. I've provided advice to friends who are having difficulty nursing and participated in flash mobs and nurse-ins to support a mom's right to feed her baby in public. This leads me to my third goal...
- Start pursuing my dream of becoming an IBCLC. I feel so strongly about breastfeeding and providing good support to moms (especially moms nursing for the first time) that I want to do it for a living. Becoming an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant takes a lot of time, especially since I work full time. I am determined to do it.
You can bet I'll be writing about these ;-)