Re: Sadness long after weaning
Christy. You have nothing to feel guilty about. You've done a wonderful thing for both your daughters, no matter how long it lasted. I know it's easier said than done to let go of the guilt. If it makes you feel any better, I still feel guilty sometimes, too. Nora also weaned because I was pregnant and even though I was able to nurse her until she was 2, which was my goal, I still feel guilty sometimes.
For example (it must be something in the air today), this morning I wasn't wearing a shirt and Nora hugged my belly. I think my nipple must have poked her in the cheek or something because out of nowhere her face kind of went blank and she said, "I can have some milk?" It's been...I don't even know for sure...probably 2 months or more since she's nursed and I almost wanted to let her try, but I asked her if she wanted milk in a cup instead () and she kind of snapped out of it and said no she wanted apple juice.
Maybe I should have let her try. Or maybe she didn't really want it, she just had like a 'nursing flashback' or something. I'm not really sure what my point it, I guess it's that no matter when/how/why we wean we'll probably always feel some little bit of guilt and/or sadness associated with it.
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