Does this sound really weird? My DS just turned 5 mo old and we'll be starting solids next month. I am feeling sad about it. I think I feel like it is the beginning of the end of BF. I fully plan on BF until he's ready to wean, so at least until a year or so, but I just think it will be different because I won't be his only food source. Like he won't need me. I think part of it is due to the fact that I had to EP and supplement for 2 months, so when I finally got him back to the breast and off supplements, it was so amazing for me. But I still feel like we lost out on 2 months of EBF. I know he'll love solids because he's already very interested when we're eating and he's tried to grab our food and drinks. I guess I just am curious if anyone else felt this way and how others BF relationships changed when they started solids. Thanks!!
You're not alone. I felt the same way then. I almost didn't want to start her on solids And every time she consistently nurses less or drops a feeding etc. I feel sad too. She's starting school next week (5 mornings/week) and will go whole mornings without nursing, and I'm counting down the mornings we're still nursing until then.
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...