Sweet Pea Births

Chandler, Arizona

Sweet Pea Births

...celebrating every swee​t pea their birth

Blog

In Their Own Words: Amy

Posted on August 9, 2017 at 8:27 PM
Amy & Ollie 2016

I never thought I'd be breastfeeding my toddler. I certainly never thought I would be doing so while pregnant! Here I am, 30 weeks pregnant, writing this while my toddler who just nursed down for a nap, is sleeping.

When Ollie was a baby he nursed on demand; now he nurses before nap time, if we're together, and at bedtime, if mommy is home. Ollie's first Birthday came and went, and we were still nursing. When I got pregnant, Ollie was about 18-months, we contemplated weaning. My nipples were sensitive and, as much as I don't like to admit, I felt frustrated sometimes, when he nursed. We could tell Ollie was not ready. Deep down, I didn't really feel ready either. So we decided to try to cut back the nursing sessions. Over the course of a few weeks, I eliminated some of our typical nursing times. For example, we used to come home after work/daycare and sit together, cuddle, nurse and talk about our day. This was a difficult one for me to give up, because I LOVED this time with him. So we found something else that we both loved. We bought a porch swing and instead, we'd get a quick snack and go out front on the porch swing. The weather was just right, thank goodness, and he loved being outside. We'd listen to and talk about the sounds, play with rocks, and have our snack. This quickly became a special treasured time, as well.

It hasn't all been easy. We've had our share of challenges. Just like any family, we had to find what works for us. Right now, this works for us.

With the summer ending, I'll be going back to the classroom to teach, and Ollie will go off to our wonderful in-home-daycare provider. The days when we're not together, Ollie nurses at bedtime only. I don't know what the future holds for our breastfeeding relationship, and I'm not worried about it.  I'll forever be grateful for this special time I've had with Ollie, the support of my loving husband (despite the uncertainties and naysayers), and for the breastfeeding community.

Amy's Story about breastfeeding Ollie as a newborn HERE

Disclaimer: 
The material included in this blog post is for informational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The viewer should always consult her or his healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation.  Krystyna and Bruss Bowman and Bowman House, LLC accept no liability for the content of this site, or for the consequences of any actions taken on the basis of the information provided.  This blog and related videos contain information about our classes available in Chandler, AZ and Payson, AZ and is not the official website of The Bradley Method®. The views contained in this video and on our blog do not necessarily reflect those of The Bradley Method® or the American Academy of Husband-Coached Childbirth®.
 
Birthing From Within and Bradley Method® natural childbirth classes offered in Arizona: convenient to Chandler, Tempe, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, 

Categories: Baby, Breastfeeding, Breastfeeding Awareness Month, Breastfeeding support

Post a Comment

Oops!

Oops, you forgot something.

Oops!

The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.

439 Comments

Reply curry 5 shoes
3:11 AM on November 24, 2021 
A lot of thanks for all of the hard work on this blog. Kim take interest in going through internet research and it's really obvious why. Many of us hear all regarding the powerful method you make worthwhile things on this web site and even boost response from visitors about this theme so our own princess is without a doubt being taught a lot of things. Have fun with the rest of the year. Your carrying out a great job.
curry 5 shoes http://www.curry5.us.com
Reply off white hoodie
8:59 PM on November 25, 2021 
Thank you for all your valuable efforts on this website. Ellie loves participating in investigations and it's easy to understand why. We all learn all regarding the lively means you produce simple tactics by means of this blog and attract contribution from some others on that point then my girl is really being taught so much. Take pleasure in the remaining portion of the new year. You are always doing a great job.
off white hoodie http://www.offwhitehoodies.us
Reply supreme
8:59 PM on November 25, 2021 
I enjoy you because of all your valuable labor on this web page. My mother really loves setting aside time for investigations and it is obvious why. Almost all learn all about the compelling way you present advantageous suggestions through your blog and as well improve participation from some other people about this concern and my princess is really becoming educated so much. Take pleasure in the rest of the new year. You're the one performing a good job.
supreme http://www.supremesoutlet.us.com
Reply supreme clothing
5:54 AM on November 26, 2021 
My husband and i got now fulfilled when Albert could conclude his investigations using the ideas he was given using your blog. It is now and again perplexing just to possibly be offering secrets and techniques which people have been selling. And we all consider we've got the blog owner to appreciate for that. The main explanations you have made, the straightforward web site navigation, the friendships you help to instill - it is many powerful, and it's really letting our son in addition to our family understand that subject matter is exciting, which is really pressing. Thanks for everything!
supreme clothing http://www.supremes.us.org
Reply kyrie 6
3:59 PM on November 26, 2021 
I simply wanted to write down a word in order to appreciate you for some of the amazing information you are writing at this website. My extended internet look up has at the end been compensated with extremely good strategies to go over with my pals. I 'd say that we site visitors actually are really blessed to be in a fantastic place with so many special individuals with beneficial methods. I feel truly lucky to have seen the weblog and look forward to plenty of more entertaining minutes reading here. Thanks again for all the details.
kyrie 6 http://www.kyrie-6.com
Reply kyrie irving shoes
9:02 PM on November 26, 2021 
I must show some thanks to the writer just for rescuing me from such a trouble. Just after checking throughout the the net and seeing techniques which are not powerful, I was thinking my entire life was over. Being alive without the strategies to the issues you've sorted out by means of this post is a crucial case, as well as the kind which could have adversely affected my career if I hadn't come across your blog post. Your primary know-how and kindness in playing with everything was very helpful. I don't know what I would've done if I hadn't discovered such a point like this. It's possible to at this moment relish my future. Thank you very much for this impressive and sensible help. I won't think twice to endorse your site to anyone who would like guidance on this issue.
kyrie irving shoes http://www.kyrieirving-shoes.us.com
Reply bape
12:24 AM on November 27, 2021 
I together with my pals have already been studying the nice suggestions located on your website and so at once I had an awful feeling I never expressed respect to the website owner for those techniques. Those boys were absolutely glad to see all of them and already have in reality been making the most of them. We appreciate you really being well thoughtful and also for picking these kinds of perfect subjects millions of individuals are really needing to be aware of. My honest regret for not saying thanks to you earlier.
bape http://www.bapes.us.org
Reply bape
4:03 PM on November 27, 2021 
I simply needed to thank you so much again. I'm not certain the things I could possibly have handled without these methods revealed by you on that area of interest. It truly was the alarming concern for me, nevertheless noticing your specialized tactic you resolved that forced me to leap for fulfillment. Extremely happier for your assistance and as well , have high hopes you comprehend what a powerful job you're putting in educating others by way of your web page. Probably you've never got to know any of us.
bape http://www.bapesonline.com
Reply moncler jackets
7:07 PM on November 27, 2021 
Thank you so much for providing individuals with an exceptionally spectacular possiblity to read critical reviews from this website. It's usually very terrific plus full of a good time for me and my office mates to search your blog more than three times in one week to study the new guidance you will have. Of course, I'm certainly satisfied concerning the wonderful concepts you serve. Selected 4 points in this post are really the very best I've ever had.
moncler jackets http://www.monclerjackets.us
Reply curry 6
10:53 AM on November 28, 2021 
I intended to post you that little bit of remark to thank you very much over again just for the incredible things you've discussed on this website. It is certainly shockingly open-handed of people like you to offer openly all a lot of people would've advertised as an ebook to get some cash on their own, especially given that you might well have done it in case you wanted. The points in addition acted to become a fantastic way to be certain that the rest have the identical keenness just as my own to realize way more in regard to this matter. I am sure there are lots of more pleasant occasions ahead for people who read carefully your blog post.
curry 6 http://www.curry-6.us
Reply curry 7
2:33 PM on November 28, 2021 
I am just writing to make you understand of the great discovery my cousin's girl enjoyed browsing your web site. She figured out lots of details, with the inclusion of how it is like to have an ideal giving style to have the rest smoothly master specified problematic things. You truly exceeded her desires. I appreciate you for giving these good, trusted, educational and fun tips on this topic to Sandra.
curry 7 http://www.curry7.us
Reply hermes handbags
2:34 PM on November 28, 2021 
Thank you so much for giving everyone an extraordinarily marvellous possiblity to read from this site. It is always so pleasing and full of a great time for me personally and my office colleagues to visit your web site at least 3 times in a week to learn the latest things you have. Of course, I'm just always contented concerning the superb thoughts served by you. Some 3 points in this article are certainly the finest we've ever had.
hermes handbags http://www.hermes-handbags.us.com
Reply off white hoodie
2:34 PM on November 28, 2021 
I wanted to send you this little bit of word to say thanks a lot once again for these fantastic solutions you have provided on this site. This has been really tremendously generous with you to convey freely what exactly a number of people would have made available as an e-book in making some profit on their own, most notably considering that you could have tried it in case you decided. Those things also acted as the easy way to recognize that most people have the identical dreams like mine to figure out much more with respect to this matter. I believe there are many more pleasant situations up front for folks who start reading your website.
off white hoodie http://www.offwhites.us.com
Reply off white outlet
7:15 PM on November 28, 2021 
Needed to create you one tiny observation in order to give thanks yet again just for the remarkable views you have contributed on this website. This has been really surprisingly generous of you to deliver unhampered all many of us might have advertised for an ebook to end up making some dough for themselves, specifically now that you could have tried it in case you desired. The tricks as well acted like the great way to know that someone else have a similar desire like my personal own to grasp more related to this matter. I am certain there are millions of more enjoyable periods ahead for individuals who see your website.
off white outlet https://www.offwhitesoutlet.com
Reply jordan sneakers
2:20 PM on November 29, 2021 
I am also writing to make you understand what a useful discovery my wife's child experienced reading your webblog. She came to find a lot of pieces, which include how it is like to have an amazing teaching mood to have a number of people without hassle fully grasp specific tricky topics. You truly surpassed readers' expected results. I appreciate you for delivering those great, trustworthy, educational not to mention fun thoughts on the topic to Ethel.
jordan sneakers http://www.jordanssneakers.us.com
Reply kevin durant shoes
2:21 PM on November 29, 2021 
I intended to compose you this little bit of remark to finally thank you very much yet again over the great principles you have documented here. It has been so tremendously open-handed of you to give unreservedly all that many individuals could have made available for an electronic book in making some money on their own, especially given that you might have tried it if you ever considered necessary. These ideas as well acted as the good way to recognize that many people have the identical dream similar to my personal own to find out a little more concerning this problem. I know there are a lot more pleasurable occasions up front for individuals that examine your blog.
kevin durant shoes http://www.kd-shoes.us
Reply kevin durant shoes
2:22 PM on November 29, 2021 
I would like to voice my admiration for your kindness in support of those who must have assistance with that topic. Your very own commitment to getting the message all through had been rather practical and have specifically helped girls just like me to arrive at their aims. Your warm and friendly report indicates so much a person like me and somewhat more to my mates. Thanks a lot; from all of us.
kevin durant shoes http://www.kd12.us.com
Reply golden goose
10:45 PM on November 29, 2021 
Needed to draft you that little observation just to thank you very much over again for the beautiful advice you have shared at this time. This is tremendously open-handed with you to make easily all most people might have supplied for an e-book to make some cash for their own end, precisely given that you could possibly have done it in the event you considered necessary. The concepts also worked as the easy way to fully grasp someone else have a similar dreams really like my personal own to understand more with reference to this problem. I'm certain there are thousands of more pleasant situations up front for individuals that scan your site.
golden goose http://www.goldengoosesneakers.us.org
Reply kobe basketball shoes
8:30 AM on November 30, 2021 
I and my friends have already been examining the best items on your site then before long I got an awful feeling I had not thanked you for those secrets. All the people were definitely so very interested to learn them and have in effect absolutely been enjoying those things. We appreciate you genuinely really helpful and then for obtaining some helpful guides millions of individuals are really needing to be informed on. My honest apologies for not expressing appreciation to sooner.
kobe basketball shoes http://www.kobebasketballshoes.net
Reply nike sb
12:43 PM on November 30, 2021 
I needed to send you the very little note to be able to say thanks again for your personal pretty advice you've documented on this site. It's quite particularly generous of you in giving unhampered just what most of us could have sold for an e book to make some cash for their own end, chiefly considering that you might have tried it if you wanted. The strategies likewise acted like the fantastic way to know that the rest have similar passion similar to mine to realize great deal more around this problem. Certainly there are lots of more pleasant times up front for those who see your blog.
nike sb http://www.sbdunk.us