I breastfed my son for 4 years. When weaning came (naturally), he still felt a little sad. We were able to talk about it to see what he liked best in the feed. For him, the magic trick of breastfeeding is this nice mix of sucking and cuddling. So we created the "thumb skin": we lift up our t-shirts, stick our bellies together to give him a big cuddle and he takes advantage of it to suck his thumb. We make really magical hugs and I'm sure breastfeeding has something to do with it.
What about you? Has breastfeeding had an effect on your relationship with your child? Tell us all about it!
Illustration from the Completely illustrated Breastfeeding Book. Only a few percent left and we won the kickstarter campaign that will allow me to translate it into English and print it! You still have 1 week to pre-order it! (Link in bio)