Re: Post-Weaning Hormones
Did you wean abruptly? I think that mamas who wean in a hurry are more likely to experience some sort of emotional upheaval. And it's going to be harder to cope with the typical toddler shenanigans if you weaned abruptly, because when you wean slowly you sort of transition from using nursing to solve your mothering issues to using other strategies.
Regardless of whether you weaned slow or fast, I think it's normal to experience some intense feelings when breastfeeding comes to an end. But it sounds like your issues might have a physical component that warrants a trip to the doc. Swollen glands make me think infection, not emotion. Moodiness, exhaustion, and depression also make me think seeing a doc is a good idea- we can't really say whether or not antidepressants are a good idea because that is a medical diagnosis that should not be made over the internet.
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"