I had planned to nurse as long as DD (now 13.5 months) desired, but it seems she doesn't want her mommy milk anymore .
I use to nurse 3-4 times a day during the week (I work FT) and about 6-7 times on the weekends. One of my favorite nursing times was right after DD was home from daycare. But last night, as for the past several weeks, she'd take a sip or two and start crying and wriggling away from me! Then last night, for the very first time in her life, Maya didn't want to nurse before bed! Whenever I put her to my breast she would cry. Finally I just put her to bed. She cuddled up with her blanket and went to sleep.
This has me very sad because I don't want this to end. My husband and everyone else is telling me I should be happy, that I'm "free" again, and that Maya is "too big, anyway" to still be nursing. But I don't feel this way at all. To make matters worse, my milk supply is way down since I am only pumping (for daycare)about half of what I use to.
Is this how babies self wean? Could I be jumping to conclusions? She is teething (molars) and I noticed over the past few days her suck is different (more slurpy sounding) and she has been biting me. Perhaps this is just another phase? Has anyone gone through something similar?