Re: Weaning depression and difficulties
It's normal for a woman to produce milk for as much as a year after her baby is completely weaned. If it continued significantly beyond a year, then you'd want to see your doc again. But right now, there's absolutely no need to worry!
Emotional turmoil during the weaning process is also entirely normal, especially when the weaning happens early. (And 14 months is early, from a biological standpoint!) One reason why this may happen is that when a baby nurses, the hormone oxytocin is released into the mom's bloodstream. Oxytocin has a lot of different functions- including helping to create letdowns- but is often called the "love hormone" because it produces feelings of contentment, relaxation, mood elevation, and bonding. Basically, it makes you feel nice! And when you stop nursing... Less oxytocin means less nice feelings.
Are you interested in nursing again? No pressure, of course!
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"