My DD is 19 months, and I am 10 weeks pregnant. She has always been a bad sleeper and we co-slept and she nursed all night long. I just couldn't handle it anymore and started....I almost can't say it here....sleep training. Gently, stayed in her room, lots of cuddling, but having her stay in her crib. Also night weaned. I feel horrible about it all and very guilty. But was so tired it was a hard decision that I still struggle with.
I also think my milk is aggressively drying up. DD pops from one breast to the other, asking to nurse and pointing to the other breast.
Last night she asked for a sippy cup of milk instead of nursing, then after drinking all the milk asked to nurse a little, though I'm certain it was just for comfort.
This morning she didn't ask to nurse when I dropped her off at the sitter.
I'm so upset. DH thinks it's great she is weaning, that I need a break between the two babies, and that I did a great job nursing this long. It's just hard. Have been kind of sad all day at work, and am almost tearing up writing this.
I'm sure this is all normal to feel this way, it's just hard. I really had wanted to nurse her for 2 years or more, and let her self-wean, and I know I started the weaning, but things change and we have to go with the flow I guess(pun not intended).
Thanks for listening LLLLadies!