Re: Need some reassurance re: dwindling supply
i think this emotional shift hits most of us, even people who didn't have supply issues early on. it's hard to make that tranistion around a year from being the sole provider of nutrition to letting go a little. i see it in moms who pump at work too (including myself) - shifting from the stockpiling mentality to the using-up-the-stockpile mentality. it's likely partly hormonal.
when i was pregnant, a friend said something about how birth is "the first goodbye". that really struck a chord with me and since then i've thought about some of the other big early "goodbyes" - like the first time i left baby for an hour to do some work, the first time i went back full-time, the first time he had solids, the first time i refused night-nursing, the first time he slept in a different room (in approximate chronological order for us). it helps me process a little. so, for you, maybe quitting the dom is one of these goodbyes. doesn't say anything about how long your nursing relationship will last from this point, though! it has just changed, and that's how things go with little ones.
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