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Thread: Weaned!! Can't believe it went so smoothyl!!

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    Default Weaned!! Can't believe it went so smoothyl!!

    For all the times people wold me "the longer you wait, the harder it will be to wean him!!" I really feel like they could not have been more wrong!

    I could not have planned it better myself (I didn't really plan anything actually).

    Once I got pregnant again, and with my son being a toddler, as exhaustion set in and sore boobs I started to long for weaning and was not sure what do to. But my son always stayed one step ahead of me-- maybe the milk changed due to pregnancy but he easily dropped his morning nursing and just had no interest.

    He kept up his bedtime nursing for about a month but that grew shorter and shorter and just around the time I started to wonder "should i try to skip a day?" He skipped a day. Then another day. And then he just skipped an entire week as of today so I think he might be all wrapped up!! I still offered every night this past week (boobs uncomfortable) but he had zero interest so I really feel like he was 100% ready to move on with ease, which is a nice feeling!!

    My son is 1 month shy of turning 3 and I must say we've had a wonderful nursing experience... the early months were rough as all get out (scabbed nipples, horrible supply issues, three rounds of thrush, reverse cycling when I went back to work, clogs when I went back to work, etc!!) But after we got through that hard start, it's been SUCH a blessing to us both to enjoy his great health, great moods, and easy bedtimes :-) I feel very proud of getting past the challenges and even the long months of crazy pumping. It was a nice perk that from age 12 months through now has been 100% easy and a joy!


    I can't believe we made it!! I thought I'd be sad when it ended, but being pregnant definitely has me feeling quite "ready" for the weaning too :-)

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    Default Re: Weaned!! Can't believe it went so smoothyl!!

    Thank you for sharing..
    Allie
    Wife to T
    Mother to 4 crazy ones

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    Default Re: Weaned!! Can't believe it went so smoothyl!!

    Congratulations on your new baby and on such a successful bf relationship
    Mommy to Maxwell 10-9-07 weaned with love (a party and a remote control monster truck) on his 4th birthday
    My Boy 3-16-10
    And my sweet pea Sam 2-12-11

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    Default Re: Weaned!! Can't believe it went so smoothyl!!

    It's been a month now, I think , and sometimes my son catches me dressing and smiles & says "I want some Lecheeeeee!!!!" but then he laughs hysterically like it's the best private joke ever. I still cannot believe it was so easy!

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    Default Re: Weaned!! Can't believe it went so smoothyl!!

    Wow, what a nice baby-led weaning. The way Nature intended, your son is very lucky!
    Katharine
    Be the change you want to see in the world--Mahatma Gandhi
    mid-August DD (2010) & DS (2011 VBAC)
    Ouch! Is it thrush or Raynaud's phenomenon?

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    Default Re: Weaned!! Can't believe it went so smoothyl!!

    Wow, thanks for sharing. I never imagined I'd be breastfeeding an almost 2 year old and sometimes wonder if he'll bf forever (although I know he won't). It's great to hear about a baby-led weaning story that is so utterly positive.

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    Default Re: Weaned!! Can't believe it went so smoothyl!!

    Congratulations!! Best wishes for a smooth nursing relationship with your next baby.
    Tracie

    Mommy to
    Lilah 10/08 nursed 25 months
    Beatrix 01/11 nursed 30 months

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    Default Re: Weaned!! Can't believe it went so smoothyl!!

    Thank you for sharing!!!

    I'm starting to wonder how it will play out for my almost-two year old if I get pregnant soon... wondering, for example, whether toddlers really ever just self-wean if allowed to do so. Your story is so encouraging to just let it all play out!

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