We've weaned

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We've weaned

Postby Yankee » Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:35 pm

I think it's over. For those who've been following my journey, we had a very rocky start to breastfeeding. I was happy I persisted although I didn't see myself going much beyond 12 months. And around 12 months I started feeling really conflicted, ready to stop but DH wanting me to keep going. The compromise was to keep the last feed of the day until January when I'm going to a conference.

Well it turns out DD had other plans. Last night she flat out refused the feed, nipped me, bucked and cried, but it was a really off night for her so I thought it might be a fluke. Tonight was a nice normal evening, but again no interest at all in milk. To be honest I'm pretty sure there hasn't been much milk in a while, I haven't really heard her swallow in a few weeks, so I'm not surprised.

It's a bit sad but I'm also happy, I've been ready for this for a little while. Last night's refusal was tough because it was such a surprise, I burst into tears when I called up DH for help with the bath and told him what happened. But tonight I'm more at peace with it.

So this is the end of the road for me, because we're not planning on having any more kids. I plan on sticking around here though, you all are a great source of collective parenting wisdom that I really appreciate!
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Re: We've weaned

Postby Esther » Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:20 pm

Hugs and huge congrats on your breastfeeding journey. Weaning hormones can be a pain :(

ETA. Glad to hear you'll be here a while yet :-D
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Re: We've weaned

Postby adk » Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:00 pm

Congratulations on your journey!!!! Wow, what a roller coaster of 12 months you have had.Thank you for all the support you have offered me. Go gently, the weaning hormones are horrid. I really hope you feel insanely proud of the effort you have made and breastfeeding your baby for 12 months - you deserve to!!
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Re: We've weaned

Postby Jenbt85 » Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:02 pm

Congratulations Yankee :) Happy to hear you'll be staying around too :)
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Re: We've weaned

Postby Yankee » Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:19 pm

Thanks guys. We made it to 13 and a half months all up and considering where we started I'm pretty proud of that.

I forgot to thank you all for your advice and emotional support through the ups and downs. !@~@~!group hug
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Re: We've weaned

Postby ClOuD_NiNe » Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:14 pm

Congratulations Yankee! What an amazing journey you've had. It's been lovely getting to "know" you and glad to hear you're sticking around :-D
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Re: We've weaned

Postby PellyintheWilderness » Thu Oct 30, 2014 11:16 pm

Your whole breastfeeding journey sounds incredible! Well done, and I'm glad you have been able to wean in a mutually acceptable way.
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Re: We've weaned

Postby mooki » Thu Oct 30, 2014 11:28 pm

congrats Yankee, its been great following your journey. Im pleased you're going to hang around. your support will be great for many new mum who come to the forum. :D
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Re: We've weaned

Postby MamaMagoO? » Thu Oct 30, 2014 11:38 pm

Big Hugs Yankee. Weaning is kind of sad even when we're ready for it. It's OK to feel sad and happy at the same time. Just go with the flow. Congratulations on what sounds like it was an incredible journey.
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Re: We've weaned

Postby Andypandy » Tue Nov 04, 2014 4:33 pm

Well done Yankee.
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