Re: Husband won't support my desire to wean
Welcome! I am sorry breastfeeding has been such a stressful and challenging experience for you so far. I can totally understand wanting to quit. Before I launch into a discussion of the question that brought you here, I have to ask: would you be interested in advice on supply and supplementing and yeast, etc.? I know that I and a lot of the other LLLadies here would love to try to help you through this, but I also don't want you to leave feeling all bummed out by a bunch of advice on continuing on when that's not what you really want.
When it comes to weaning, i think you are absolutely right not to try to go behind your DH's back. He'd inevitably find out, and then you'd be even worse off. I would just tell him- gently, respectfully, honestly- that you appreciate his encouragement and his desire to give your baby the absolute best, but that sometimes a mama must make compromises in order to be a good mama. If she is so burned out and stressed and unhappy by breastfeeding that she feels that she cannot be a good mama, then something has to give. Because being a good mother is more important than being a good breastfeeder.
Again, we'd love to help you over this hurdle in any way we can! Just let us know.
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