My 'baby' has weaned

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My 'baby' has weaned

Post by ~WildChild~ » Thu Mar 10, 2016 8:26 pm

It feels very odd to say & think it, but I think DD (4y9m) has weaned. She has been saying for months thst there's no milk but still had a 'feed' most nights. I can't even remember when her last attempt was, last week I think. I keep asking her but she just says no.
I'm happy it was so easy but I'm sad too because I don't remember the last feed. I've got a photo of my boys having their last feed (both weaned by me on their 5th birthday).
With my miscarriage too, it's no wonder my hormones are all over the place & I'm up & down line a yo-yo.
I don't think we will ttc so that's it. 14 years & 9 months of breastfeeding if you add up what each child had. I've been breastfeeding for 10 years solid though, through 2 (& a tiny bit) pregnancies & tandem twice. Can't quite believe it's over!!
DS1 2006 - breastfed for 5 years
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Re: My 'baby' has weaned

Post by chiggins » Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:11 pm

Oh wow, WC! That's amazing...14 years!?! Your boobs won't know what to do with themselves now!
Well done! x
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Re: My 'baby' has weaned

Post by snowie » Fri Mar 11, 2016 12:38 am

I can't believe your baby is almost 5yo! It seems such a short time ago she was a baby?!
What a wonderful gift you've given all your children :smt060
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Re: My 'baby' has weaned

Post by JMc » Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:33 am

Amazing! Well done! And be gentle with yourself. Could you take a photo?!
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Re: My 'baby' has weaned

Post by MamaMagoO? » Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:34 am

Big hugs mama and I'll shed a little tear with you as well. It is so bitter-sweet. You are amazing. Its been a few months for us now and my DD seems to have forgotten she was ever breastfeed. She giggles when she sees my boobs. But mostly that's OK. Just feels weird at times. Go gently, your hormones will be giving you hell xx
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Re: My 'baby' has weaned

Post by ~WildChild~ » Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:53 am

It really is a funny feeling. I'm so glad it was easy for her. My second son asked occasionally for ages afterwards, even when he was 6. I just asked DD if she would ever have boobie again and she said 'I don't know, it's too soft'. I asked 'is there no milk' and she said 'no'. She's not at all concerned.
I'm looking forward to the day that my hormones settle down somewhat and I don't feel like a crazy woman!
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Re: My 'baby' has weaned

Post by ClOuD_NiNe » Sat Mar 12, 2016 4:05 pm

Wow what an amazing achievement! Well done to you. And I'm glad it was easy for your daughter to wean. After all those years it sounds bittersweet, big hugs.
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Re: My 'baby' has weaned

Post by pseudo » Sat Mar 12, 2016 4:39 pm

Amazing achievement! Well done to you xx.
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Re: My 'baby' has weaned

Post by ~WildChild~ » Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:35 am

She asked for a feed last night! She did remember how to suck, and I took a photo, but she wasn't really interested. My eldest son piped up in the background 'but mum, you always said she could feed until she turned 5 like me and DS2', so I couldn't really say no. I think I will if there's a next time though. Funny kid!!
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