I can't lie and say that it's not emotional for me. For a year and 3 months (give or take a few weeks), she's been nourished completely from me. It's bittersweet watching her move away from that exclusive relationship. When Ishu began weaning I was a little more emotional because the nursing relationship was so hard won. We struggled so much at the beginning; and then I fought so much to nurse even while working.
This time I can take more joy in it. Amaani's eyes light up when she tries something new. I can leave her for longer periods of time without worry that she'll have nothing to eat. It's the beginning of a new relationship with the other people in her life and I can see the excitement in her new found independence.
Because she's doing so well with food, she's tried so many different things already. Moong dal, kichidi, apples, bananas and even watermelon.
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