Last year, I had three fairly simple goals. And I met two of them. The one that I didn’t meet was tandem nursing, and I’m totally okay with that. I actually did tandem nurse the girls a couple of times, but I found it awkward to nurse Abby after she had been weaned.
2013 is a brand new year, though, and with it comes new challenges. I only have one goal this year, but it’s a difficult goal to make (and to keep.)
My breastfeeding goal for 2013 is to continue being dairy-free and soy-free (and whatever else-free) for my nursling until she weans.
The holidays were probably the worst time to realize all that Lily is sensitive to, and I’ll admit that I wanted to cry at every family meal. It’s pretty upsetting when everyone is eating ham, turkey, rolls, sweet potato casserole, and banana pudding, and you’re limited to eating chicken that your husband baked for you, beans, and regular potato chips. But if that was the worst (though I doubt it), then bring on 2013!
While it has been hard, I have noticed that I feel better overall too. I have a feeling that I am more sensitive to dairy than I thought I was, and getting it out of my system has been great. It is also making me eat healthier (since soy is a common filler in processed foods). While it isn’t the way I prefer to eat, I do enjoy the benefits. I have a feeling that even when Lily can handle some of this, it won’t stay a permanent fixture in either of our diets.
So there you go. My one (major) goal for 2013. What do your goals look like for the coming year?
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