It's Monday morning, and DS hasn't asked for milk since Saturday morning. I'm so sad. He hasn't even asked! So I'm also a bit miffed and insulted. I didn't talk to him about stopping, nothing. But once he was in his own room, it's like he just forgot all about BF. I'm in shock. I was so upset last night that I didn't go to bed until 2am. Poor DH. He's trying to be understanding, but the bottom line is he can't understand. I don't even understand what's going on. He says I'm grieving, but I'm also mad at DS for giving up so easily! He's a very verbal, very articulate little 2 1/2 year old. He talks more like a 4 year old. He speaks in paragraphs, if you know what I mean. So it's not like he couldn't talk about this or ask what happened to the milk. He doesn't even want to cuddle. He just wants to enjoy his new room and bed and look at everything. He does want storytime--he asks for that, but not for the milk that always followed that! This morning when DH and I were in his room just after wake up time, we asked for cuddles, and he sort of did, but then turned and lay down for a moment on his bed and said, 'I'm cuddling my bed!' I feel replaced by his room and bed and stuff in general! I know I should be excited for him, and part of me is, but I just wasn't prepared for the suddenness of the stopping, without a talk about it or anything. I thought we would drop one feed, but keep one for awhile, or as one poster suggested, offer it one or two days a week or something.
Sigh. Guess you can't have everything. I should count the blessing that he weaned (assumably!) so easily. No stress, no fuss. Except for me!
Thanks for listening. I don't know who I could talk to here about this, as I don't know anyone who does EBF--except one friend in the US and another acquaintance here but I have run into her in about 18 months. So you are a really nice support!