I need some advice! I had to stop breastfeeding my 25 mo about 3 weeks ago due to a very painful fungal infection. It was abrupt and very upsetting for both of us. I told my ds that he could start again when my breasts were healed, and this calmed him down a little.
In the meantime, I have really enjoyed not feeding him (he fed still pretty much on demand, usually only at night, but occasionally during the day). We have found a way for him to fall asleep without feeding, and while he still occasionally shows signs of being more stressed than usual, he also has gone through a massive developmental spurt since.
I am totally confused about what to do now. I feel I promised him that he could nurse again, and yet, I don't want to go back to feeding him as often as I did. I don't know what to tell him, how to go about respecting my own wishes as well as his needs.
On top of it all, I feel very torn about stopping entirely!
Has anyone got any experience with this sort of situation? It was such a sad and painful ending, I would like it to end on a different note, but I also don't want to just go back to where we were before I got ill.
Please send me your wise words!