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4 years later (Anonymous)

I am 27 years old, and my son recently turned 4 years old. When I became pregnant, I was 20lb lighter. I now weigh 150 lbs, and am happy with my body. I have stretch marks galore on my breasts, but only a few on my belly near my pubic hair. My son is still very devoted to his ‘milkies’ and professes that he will nurse forever. Well, I know better, so I am cherishing this time with him still as my little nursling, knowing the time will be gone all too soon. My breasts have never been small and perky, and even before my son, they always were pendulous. I pay homage to them, though, for providing milk for my son these last four years.





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  • Sarah Friday, March 7, 2008, 12:45 pm

    Milkies! That’s adorable! I am nursing my daughter at fifteen months and we are down to no nursing sessions during the day and two-three during the night (need…. sleep….) and like you, I know that the time is all too short. It goes way too fast!

  • Abby Friday, March 7, 2008, 4:16 pm

    your body is gorgeous! so soft and curvy. beautiful…

  • StacyG Saturday, March 8, 2008, 8:38 am

    That is wonderful that you are still nursing your 4 year old. So few mom’s nurse at all and only a few beyond the first year. Hats off to you for sticking with it!!

  • Tanya Saturday, March 8, 2008, 6:47 pm

    What a goddess! :)

    That’s great that you are letting your son self-wean when he’s ready. Congrats on a successful, healthy breastfeeding relationship! :)

  • Melania Saturday, March 8, 2008, 8:30 pm

    You look awesome, and YAY for child led weaning! I’m nursing my 2.5 year old daughter. It’s hard to think badly about the boobs when our little ones love them so madly. ;)

  • Amy Sunday, March 9, 2008, 10:14 am

    well done on feeding for so long, my little man is just over two and i am still breastfeeding, but i have a question for you, does anyone make you feel bad/uncomfortable for breastfeeding for so long, i see nothing wrong with it, but yet poeple make me feel that way, even my partner, making comments, like are you ever getting him off them, and people are really shoked when they find out i still breast feed. it makes me feel like a bad mum, but he just loves it, and how can i take something off him that he loves so much, it breaks his little heart if i dont give it too him, esp at bed time, sorry to go on about just feel really alone about it all, and feel like a freak.

  • bonnie Monday, March 10, 2008, 10:28 am

    Amy, check in with La Leche League International or the forums at Mothering.com – you will find TONS of women who breastfeed for well past two years. Also, it’s an interesting fact to know that the average age worldwide to wean a child is actually 4 years old, we just get weird about it here in Western-minded countries. You are not alone and you are certainly not a freak. :)

  • Brandy Friday, June 20, 2008, 4:27 am

    Great curvy body amazing!!!!

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