DD just turned one on the 8th of September. I have been breastfeeding her from the day she was born, she has never had formula, I am feeling it is time to wean her. I am really unsure of how to go about doing this and if it is the right thing to do or not.
I am scared that once I wean her our bond will not be a strong. I work 25 hours a week and I feel like what keeps up going is breastfeeding. We do a lot of night feedings, I am tired but that is ok I enjoy the quality time with her. I am so frightened that once I wean her and continue to work she will no longer associate with me. I know it sounds silly but it still scares me.
Another part of me is ready to wean, I am so tired of having to pump on my break at work. She is getting to be so independant that she wants the taste of breat milk with the freedom of a bottle or sippycup. I am also ready to kind of feel like I have my body to myself for a little time before we try for number two. I liked being pregnant and I have loved breastfeeding but it is hard when everything you do has such a tremendous affect on dd health. One of the silliest and most selfish reasons is I am ready to wear pretty bras instead of the ugly nursing bras.
Any advice anyone has to give would be greatly appreciated. If you are weaning or thinking about weaning how are you going about it?
Sorry this is so long, I just can't believe how scarred and usure I am about this whole thing.