I am having so many mixed emotions and i'm not sure how to deal with them or if they are normal. I posted a couple days ago about my 10 mon. old having a nursing strike and all I can say is I am so SAD, I cry every evening while rocking him to sleep. I am just not sure how to let go. Is there anything that has helped you with these intense emotions? Does it get easier? I feel that I am in limbo because I am praying with all my heart that he comes back. I DO NOT want to give up on it, but I just worry that it is delaying my ability to move on. Why is this so HARD. I guess maybe it is because I never expected things to end this way. I was and am NOT ready to be done breastfeeding. However I have to respect him IF he is.
As far as getting over a strike goes I currently do not co-sleep and haven't since he was first born. I am wondering if this maybe something I should try before I give up for good? I plan on pumping at least until he is a year old so I can't say that between now and then he won't come back to the breast. How long is too long to keep trying? I'm sorry to be all over the board I am just having trouble making and keeping a plan with all of these up and down emotions.