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#1 Kid_fucius

Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:02 PM

It looks as though DD2 has finally stopped breastfeeding. I've been at it continuously for almost 6 years and I'm feeling sadder than I thought I would. Has anyone else had this experience?


#2 antsy

Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:27 AM

Yes, I have cried when I weaned DD and then again when DS weaned. Breastfeeding is such a beautiful bonding experience so it is understandable that you feel a loss. I am guessing the sadness is part hormonal too?

I did find that it only took a day or two for me to feel better about it. You find other ways to spend time with and bond with your child. I hope you feel better soon!

#3 ez21

Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:34 AM

I fed DS1 for 18 months and felt really empty when he weaned (when I fell pregnant with DS2). Those feelings slowly faded over the period of a week but it was really sad all the same.

I'm now feeding DS2 (5 weeks old) and really loving the bond (and savoring every moment).  It is such a wonderful thing.

You have done a great thing for your child and you will feel better about it all soon enough.

#4 unicycle

Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:50 AM

,yes. after 5 years of it, i did miss it. also, knowing once it was over, there was no going back made it poignant.

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