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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Where the Wind Comes Sweepin' Down the Plain

    Default We Weaned

    Mikey turned two a few weeks ago. Except on weekends, we were down to just one bedtime session at that point. I was producing so little anyway. I decided I was finished. It was such a hassle pumping with the travel I do for work, trying and not getting my supply back which was frustrating, the diet restrictions, my aching back holding him while nursing....lots of things.

    /''[Our method: the last session was on a Friday night. We just talked. I said, "Mikey, This is the last time we're going to do neh-nehs. After this, we just drink milk from a cup. Neh-nehs will be all gone."

    From now when he asks, it's "Remember? Neh-nehs are all gone. We drink milk from a cup only." It's really gone very smoothly-way more smoothly than I expected.

    I am a little sad. Maybe I'll cry about it. I haven't yet, I was just ready. I'm dealing with it well though. It's been a week and I'm still getting used to being able to not have to order all my food dairy-, egg-, soy-, etc. free.

    He got sick this week, some kind of strep bug. So right off the bat, I was tempted but had to be strong and not nurse him through his illness like I had always done. He still needed momma, still wanted lots of cuddles and momma-love.

    I'm very proud of what I've accomplished. I far exceded my goals I set for myself. I've made and nurtured and nourished a beautiful little boy for two years plus with many challenges. I've had some soreness in one of my breasts, feels kind of like a plugged duct. So I put a heating pad to it and have been massaging it. This has helped some. I might take some motrin if I need to.

    I've been waaaayyyy out of touch with the LLLLadies for some time now. I think of you all often and thought I'd catch up a bit when I can. We've had a rough year. Baby asthma, repeated ear infections, tubes in and adenoids out, living a year apart from hubby waiting on our dang house to sell-which it finally did a couple of weeks ago. I've been a single parent for all intents and purposes for the past year with many things stacked against us, so I've had no time to post or even look on here.

    I'll post soon and hope everyone's doing alright. Good to see you all.
    Last edited by @llli*apron.strings; June 14th, 2009 at 10:28 AM.
    **Margaret**(the artist formerly known as mommamags) Mom to red- and curly-headed, blue-eyed, chunky-thighed Michael Thomas, 24 May 2007, 9 lb/22 in. As an infant, he was my little suckling pig. Now he's a total ham!!!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2007

    Default Re: We Weaned

    Congrats momma!

    Mommy to
    Logan 5-23-07
    Colby 12-14-09

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    SW Ohio

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    Thanks for sharing your weaning story... what a great thing you did for your little boy, you've given him a great start in life!!!
    IRL all my friends call me Buff, Wife to CB since 10/11/2003

    Mom to DD - "MJ" born 9/2007 @ 8lbs 10oz, 21.5" She's 6 years old!
    My journey nursing MJ started HERE, but we got through it and she breastfed 19.5 months, self-weaned on 5/17/09

    Mom to my current nursling, DS - "ME" born 10/2009 @ 10lbs 1oz, 22.25" He's 4 years old! And yup, he's still nursing.

    Ask me about my successful VBAC! Click here for my birth story.

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    Default Re: We Weaned

    Congratulations! What a wonderful story - it gives me hope that eventually Sam will wean. He'll be three next month and has shown no desire thus far. I hope to be able to do it as lovingly as you did :-)
    Mom to Jessica (2/7/03) breastfed for 8 months
    Sam (7/6/06) breastfed for three years, five months, two weeks and three days (not that I was counting or anything :-)
    Julianna (4/29/10) struggled thru nursing strike, nipple confusion, thrush, multiple cracks and fissures, a staph infection and then another bout of thrush, but happily nursing away

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