Well, after 3 3/4 years, my nursling has decided to wean.
Last Sunday night she said 'no more den'. Ok I've tried to encourage her a little, talking about a weaning party and so on (tried it before but she didn't think it was worth it!). She's done pretty well the past week. She did every other day for a few days and now hasn't had any breastfeeding for 3 whole days in a row.
After she said 'no more den' I cried a little! Mourning the loss a little of that phase of our relationship, but it is time and I AM ready for the next phase! I've had a little discomfort, but not so much.
I wondered if I should let her take those other sessions, but I think she needed to know it wasn't an absolute decision yet! She likes to hug my breasts a bit when she's falling asleep, but I get that's part of the transition!
So what else can I expect for changes within myself? Any ideas? I know everyone is different! What have other moms experienced?
For example, today I felt COMPLETELY wiped out. Am I getting a cold? Or is it part of weaning? (and no, I'm NOT pregnant!). I guess I've read I could go up or down in weight! (hoping for the down, my new work-out dvd should help with that).
Do you think this really is 'it' for her? or is there a good chance that in a couple of weeks or after her weaning party she'll be wanting bf again? Should I take the hard line then? (Really, I'm ready to be done!).
Any help, advice, support! would be appreciated!!