So, I posted a few days ago saying that my 9 mos DS and I had been really ill with a tummy bug. At the time I was producing very little milk because I was so dehydrated so DS was getting very frustrated. Anyway, this seems to be the catalyst to him being weaned.
Since being ill DS has not settled in our bed and will only sleep in his own cot. Not only that but he has only asked to nurse a couple of times. DH and I agreed that I wouldn't nurse DS anymore as he was happy enough without it and as I have to travel a lot with work it will make DH's life easier when he settles DS and I am not there.
I know that DS is perfectly happy with the new arrangement as he is sleeping, eating and being his usual self. However, I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooo sad about it!
Is it normal to feel this sad about the end of a nursing relationship? My boobs are quite sore still (we stopped nursing about 5 days ago) and I just keep thinking 'it's not too late' and I am so tempted to started nursing again.
I am so heartbroken that I feel thoroughly depressed and it is affecting my work (I am at work right now!). I just can't get it out of my mind and choke back tears all the time. I can't really talk to my work colleagues about it as none of them have breastfed for any length of time.
I can't talk to my DH about it because he believes that we have made the best decision. Don't get me wrong he has always been a massive supporter of breastfeeding, but to quote 'well you have to stop sometime, so now is as good a time as any'. As supportive as he is, I don't think men can truly understand this.
Any support or advice would be great
Thanks in advance