And just when I thought self-weaning was a myth! I was out of town Thursday and Friday, back home Friday night to put my 4.5 yo twins to bed. When DS2 went to nurse, he took a sip, then, to my shock--he's the most mommy-milk addicted creature I can imagine--he looked up at me and said, "I don't like mommy milk anymore." !! "And [DS1] doesn't either." DS2 proceeded to nurse some, and then when I told him he doesn't have to drink it if he doesn't like it he stopped. DS1 took a sip and said he didn't like it any more either.
I was wondering if this would stick the next morning. DS2 came running into my bedroom as usual "I want mommy milk!" After taking a sip, though, he said again, "I don't like mommy milk anymore." DS1 asked if he could have a little more, took a sip, and confirmed he still didn't like it either.
I just needed to share with some women who would understand my mixed feelings about this. I'm glad, because I do feel that it's time, and I really wanted it to be self-directed. And we still cuddle when they would otherwise nurse, which I generally enjoy more. But I'm sad, too, particularly because it was so sudden and without warning. I didn't know that the last time I nursed them would be THE last time I nursed them!