“Tonight was the first night I put Lilah to bed without nursing her. My breastfeeding journey with this girl has been easy. She came out of the womb knowing what to do and it made my job easy. There were struggles for sure but I know how blessed I am to be able to go on this journey with her. But tonight I think this chapter closed.”
“The last couple of weeks she’s just more interested in food. She’s lost interest in “the boob” and is literally growing up before my eyes. I’m lucky because weaning with both my kids has been so natural. I literally laid Lilah girl down and haven’t heard from her since.”
Roloff goes onto reveal how that despite her sadness, she is excited for the next chapter.
“I will miss this time with my girl but it’s always exciting to move to the next stage!!”
“Breastfeeding is different for everyone. Sometimes it works out. Sometimes it doesn’t. I know I have been given a gift to be able to feed my babies without assistance and I don’t take it for granted.
She also encourages other mothers to keep going if they are frustrated in their breastfeeding journey.
“I hope all those mamas out there struggling know you’re not alone (fed is best). And to all those mamas that are currently breastfeeding: keep it up!!”
“[I’m] getting all emotional writing this just looking back on the last 9 1/2 months and it always hits you like a ton of bricks how fast time flies. Love you, sweet girl.”
And while Roloff admits she is not an expert, she does push for her fans to reach out to her with questions.
“If y’all have questions about BFing drop it down below. I’m not expert but have had two different experiences.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.