I think it's great that 99% of the mums on this site are supportive and caring, and make an effort not to judge others or upset anyone with their comments and opinions. That really helps to make the Hugg!es site the valuable resource and lifeline that it is. smile
But I think a side-effect of this is that we are sometimes reluctant to share our pride in our achievements, particularly with breastfeeding as it is such a hot topic, and we don't want to offend anyone.
This is a shame, because it's so important to celebrate our little daily milestones and give ourselves a pat on the back for our hard work. I have found myself refraining from posting about my breastfeeding success, as I don't want it to look like I'm saying "I can do it, so why can't you?" to mums who formula feed, as that is never my intention.
Sorry to waffle on! So, I thought it would be cool to have a thread where we could say to each other things like, "Yay! My baby is x months old and still b/f and I'm so proud of myself!", without starting a debate about breast vs bottle, or passing any judgement.
I wanted to do this because breastfeeding is hard work, it takes commitment and perserverence (and a little sprinkle of luck), and we should be recognised for it! smile
My daughter is nearly 9 months old and still happily breastfeeding. She has a dairy intolerance so I've had a completely dairy-free diet since she was 3 weeks old, which has been challenging but worth it. I'm really proud that we've come this far, and I plan to continue breastfeeding her until she self-weans. She doesn't have any teeth yet, and I'm hoping when she does she won't bite me too hard! I really enjoy breastfeeding and I think I'll be quite sad when it's over - I think that's when I'll get clucky and want another one!
Breastfeeding is really special to me, and I wanted a place for us to celebrate it.
What do you think? grin
This new forum is strange ...