I am desperate to unwean my 15 month old son. He has just arrived home from a vacation with his grandparents for the past month (they live on the other side of the country) but due to financial reasons I was not able to go with them. I was pumping for him while he was gone. My supply has dropped drastically and have finally gotten my first period since Oct 2010 which I know probably has helped with the plummet of my supply. He was so attached to my bbs before leaving I didn't think that he would forget by the time he came home. First night he was home I tried to latch him on and he bit me so hard that now 3 days later it is still in pain. I held my lip and didn't say a word when he bit down and just released him. I cried my eyes out it was much worse then when I let him leave ( and I was saying bye to both my kids.) I feel like such a failure and I have lost my bond to him. I try every time it's a nap time, bed time with no luck as when he left I would only nurse him twice a day. The only information that I can find is how to unwean a baby that only depends on milk and not on toddlers.
I have tried laying with him topless and all he does is pinch my nipples and laugh at them. I try and squirt him in the mouth with bm so that he would be intrested by the taste with no luck. I have stopped pumping completely now as I'm only pulling in about half an oz between the 2. I have a medela pump in style and when he left I was able to get at least 4-5oz from each side per session. My freezer was getting too full as I don't have a deep freeze so I had to reduce the amount I was pumping.
How will I successfully get him back to breast? He will drink the pumped bm out of a sippy though (he left with some for his vacation) I don't think I can continue to pump though, it's just not me.
My next goal was to make it to 18 months (when I first started my goal was 2 weeks, I am darn proud of myself!) I don't know if I should just cut my losses and be happy that we made it 13 months without a hitch.
I'm just at a total loss...I don't feel like he's the same kid anymore