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    So after 5 yrs, 3 months, and 1 day - my DD (first child) weaned. The worst thing is I somehow feel like I failed her. She nursed through 2 pregnancies and triandum nursed (with 2 little brothers) for basically the last 18 months. At the beginning of September, I showed her the calendar and asked what day she wanted to wean. She picked the very last day (smart girl). So, last night we rocked and nursed one last time. I sang to her all the songs I sang over the last 5+ years. I was crying by the time I sang the "pop off" song. She was crying too (although I think it was because I was crying). She asked me if I missed her being a baby. I said no - I love the person she is now and wouldn't trade it for anything. I told her I was sad that part of our relationship was over and I would miss nursing her. We hugged and cuddled and she fell asleep. It was a special memory.

    I just feel like I failed because I so wanted it to be her choice. And it was clearly me encouraging her to wean. I recently found out I was pregnant again, and there is no way I can nurse 3 kids through a pregnancy. I somehow feel like I failed, even though I know I didn't.

    Wow, if I feel like this with my first weaning - what is it going to feel like when I nurse for the very last time ever?
    Last edited by @llli*chargermom; October 1st, 2011 at 05:55 PM.

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    Oh, mama. What a beautiful and sad occasion. And what a lucky little girl.
    Teal

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    WOW 5 years...that is AMAZING and yes she is one lucky little girl.
    Mommy of 4,
    3 who I watch over, 1 who watches over all of us

    J- 8/20/05 pumped breastmilk for 11 months due to his cleft lip and palate!

    M- 10/17/07 my precious baby lives forever in her mommys heart

    M- 3/31/09 my special gift, she helps heal her mommy and daddys heart. Nursed for 4 years and 10 days, self weaned the day her baby brother was born!

    E-, new little miracle born 4/11/13, my BIG baby! Born 8.6 at 38 weeks. At 9 weeks nearly 17lbs, at 12 weeks nearly 20lbs, at 6 months nearly 23lbs, at 8 months nearly 25lbs and all from BREASTMILK


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    you failed?????oh come on nowwww!!!!! YOU ARE AMAZING MAMAAAA!!!! 5 years!!!!woohooo!!!!
    Vasilios was born 16th November 2008,
    Sergios was born 1st December 2010
    we and from day 1...

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    That sounds really sweet and really special. What a beautiful way for nursing to end, we should all hope for such a sweet ending
    Christine
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    Thank you. You are all so supportive and I appreciate so much the reassurance.

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    That is awesome!!!!!! Congrats momma, and I will say that it is really special to have a child who will always remember nursing.
    Lisa

    Mommy to
    Logan 5-23-07
    Colby 12-14-09

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    Such a beautiful story!!! Thank you for sharing
    Mommy to
    Ava 9.24.08 self weaned at 2.5
    August 8.19.11 still nursing, trying to wean gently
    Abram 9.12.13

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    Oh mama, for me your story is like that from a book. So so beautiful. Your daughter is very lucky to have nursed so long, and I for one think you are lucky too to have a daughter that nursed for so long she can talk about it with you in the way she did and will remember about nursing. I so wish we can be like you!


    First time, SAH mom to my precious daughter born October 2009
    Nursing 27 months and counting... I still love nursing so much and am SAD thinking the end can come anytime now...

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    Your story made me cry! What a beautiful memory for the two of you.

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