We are one week away from reaching our goal of EBFing for one year...
(Many thanks to this amazing resource of a forum and all you moms out there)
I have been intending to wean DD gently so came up with a plan of dropping 1feeding at a time per week and i started this 3 weeks ago. It was tough of course as she is used to feeding on demand. Sometimes she just lives on my breasts. She also likes to comfort suck throughout the night!
I will be leaving her 2 weeks from now as I will be going back to work (abroad) so 2 nights ago, my partner and I tried to make her sleep without me beside her for the first since she was born.
The good news is she slept well... (she took a total of 3 120ml-bottles for the duration of the night.
The bad news is I couldnt sleep at all... i think it's a combination of worry and separation anxiety so I was up till 11pm while she has been sleeping since 7:30pm.
At 3:30am I awoke with pain on my left breast.... it was engorged. I noticed the right boob was very normal, not engorged and not painful at all... i realized then that it mustve dried up days ago as DD has been sucking it then starts fussing...
Nways, needless to say, i couldnt sleep anymore.
I didnt drink Ibuprofen as i couldnt find any in the house. Throughout the whole day I was feeling a bit off.
Last night she slept beside me and she nursed only once compared to the usual 3-5 times.
Today, I feel awful, almost like I will be getting flu or already have it.... sore throat, some coughing, headache, low grade fever, aches and pains all over my body...
I already drank Ibuprofen and Vit C. Could this be Mastitis? My breasts are no longer painful and I also put cabbage leaves on each breast yesterday.
Any Mama here with the same experience...? Is it possible to wean in 2weeks time considering i already started dropping feeds since 3 weeks ago?