I know I dont post here very much and am more of a "lurker" than anything.But I have learned so much from all of the ladies here and I want to say thank you to you all first. I don't have anyone really to talk to about weaning, without getting judgemental opinions.
I am very proud to say that I have breastfed my LO and am still nursing at 20 months, but lately I have been feeling this need to wean.
LO has been drinking cows milk since I returned to work when he turned 1. We nurse when we are together, and will even request cows milk while we are together sometimes. So I have no problem getting to drink something instead of nursing.
For the past 3 months I have been having this terrible feeling during nursing- the only way I can explain it is uncomfortable nipples and feeling the need to unlatch him and run away!! And maybe even kick something!! This feeling of frustration comes over me.
I am actually feeling very ashamed to admit all of this because I know how important breastfeeding is and I never had a set amount of time I wanted to breastfeed for.....I just can't figure it out. His latch is ok I think and I'm not pregnant. So I don't know what is going on. I almost always continue to nurse through all of the sessions but I'm wondering if this is my body's way of telling me its time to wean.
What do you all think?
Oh and I should mention that we have night weaned him. DH now does the
nighttime parenting because I was also getting frustrated with the nighttime
stuff. He nursed NONSTOP everynight for months and I was getting really run
down because of a very early work schedule and never getting any proper
sleep. Funny thing is that LO is fine for DH at night. He now only wakes up
once a night and is back to sleep within a couple minutes and doesn't fuss at
Sorry for rambling, and I hope this is easy to follow. I'm on my phone.
He is nursing about 2 or three times In the evening when we are together.