Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Officially A Milk Drinker
Mr. Kimble is weaned. We went straight from breastfeeding, to cow's milk. This was anticipated, but happened a bit sooner than I had planned. Unfortunately, his razor-sharp teeth really prevented me from breastfeeding him any longer. It's not that he would bite me, although a few times he did test the water, but when he nursed, the teeth rubbed in such a way, that it was just too painful.
So, I thought I would use up all of this frozen breastmilk, from all the time I spent pumping at the hospital...
With breastfeeding quickly coming to a close, I was really worried that he wouldn't take anything. When I first tried cow's milk, he refused that too, even when I spiked THAT with chocolate as well. So, I tried honey. A tiny drizzle of honey, mixed in with the milk, and slightly warmed...it was like magic. Kimble gobbled it up greedily (as you can see in the first picture, with milk all over his face).
Just like that, he is weaned.
Although I am a bit sad, I know breastfeeding can't (and shouldn't!) go on forever.
Anyone want fifteen pounds of frozen breastmilk?