My dd self weaned beautifully at 21 months (even though I wasn't ready, she was). She gradually decreased her daily nursings over a period of 6 months or so. The last time she nursed was to be exact Saturday October 7 at around 12:00p.m. (but, who's keeping track?!) It's been 10 whole days! She seems to be adapting rather well (although her thumb is getting quite a work out). However, I am not. since she decreased to one nursing a day (about 2 months ago), my hormones have gone crazy.
I get frequent migraines, moderate to severe acne, loose or gain 5 to 10 lbs. at a week's time, my last period was 1 & 1/2 weeks late and went through a short lived (about 3 weeks) depression compounded by also feeling quite lethargic. I went to the Dr. and had everything checked (diabetes, pregnancy, thyroid, etc...) all came back negative. Dr. suggested that it's my hormones due to dd's weaning. She said it will be some time before I'm back to normal.
Please, if you have gone through this or know about this, I need support and advice!!!
I have asked other bf mothers and they did not experience any of my symptoms.
Any help will be greatly appreciated by dh and myself!