A little background. Ds is now 14 months old. I work full time outside the home and pumped until he was about 11 ½ months old. He has always nursed when we were together and has never had a drop of formula or even a bottle of ebm when I’m around. By the time I pump weaned, he was nursing first thing in the morning, before bed and sometimes before his afternoon nap on weekends. Slowly he stopped nursing at all during the day when we were together. Then, on 4th of July, he simply decided that he would rather read a book than nurse when he got up in the morning and that was the end of first thing in the morning nursing. Now, at 14 months, he is close to giving up his last feed right before bed. Last night he was so not interested, but I persevered. I finally quit when he started getting the playful, “I am thinking of biting you” face. The weaning process has largely been baby led... or perhaps “don’t offer, don’t refuse”... whatever you want to call it. I have certainly never been opposed to extended nursing, but wasn’t wedded to the idea either.
All that being said... I just don’t know how I feel about his weaning. On one hand, I certainly don’t want to force something on him that he doesn’t really want to do, but on the other hand, I am going to miss that time together. On one hand, I am going to hate not having “boobie” in my bag of tricks, on the other hand, I am really excited about getting my body back. I just never expected to feel this ambivalent about it. Anyone else feel this way?