Joe hasn't nursed in over a week. I'm not sure if this is official or what? :scratch I'm feeling okay with it. My breasts are SO SORE right now (I'm 14 weeks pregnant), it's really hard to nurse. He still gets lots of comfort and snuggles from me at night so that's nice. It's still sad, but I don't feel as despondent as I did when this process first began. I feel blessed that he nursed for eight months longer than I really expected him to. And that he still occasionally nurses, and may continue to do so for a while yet, we'll see.
You and he have done really well! Glad all is continuing to go great with little baby, too! :)
I sometimes am not happy about my little girl asking to nurse as often as she does, but at the same time, I know I'm not ready for her to wean, either....ugh, why does it have to be so complicated?
You are a great mom JoMo! I think that being pg makes weaning a little easier in some ways - for some reason you don't feel AS bad for your baby weaning, maybe because you know you'll have another to nurse soon and you did a great job with the older one :shrug
:hug Glad you got to vent. It helps (not only you, but me). I work FT and have been complaining lately that my 2 1/2 yr old is nursing more than my 6 month old! When I hear it from that perspective, it makes me rethink my whining. :hug Thank you. I am sorry you are having mixed feelings. Give yourself a big pat on the back for me though for being such a super working mom.:hero
:hug Glad you got to vent. It helps (not only you, but me). I work FT and have been complaining lately that my 2 1/2 yr old is nursing more than my 6 month old! When I hear it from that perspective, it makes me rethink my whining. Give yourself a big pat on the back for me. You are such a super working mom!
Yeah, I think it's pretty official. He hasn't nursed or asked to nurse for weeks now. :sigh It's sad, but at least it happened gradually, and not, as I had worried and complained about earlier in this thread, in a rejecting way. At this point, I think I can look back on weaning with fondness and feel good about how it went. But oh, I loved breastfeeding that little boy so much. :love To quote Cry the Beloved Country way out of context: "It was pleasure to feel the little mouth tugging at the breast." (Don't read that section, it will make you cry.)
I changed my siggy. :sigh
You've done a great job....I hope you write some of the happy memories of nursing in a journal or baby book or something so you can both go back and remember this special time.