Crocodile Tears

Chelese - posted on 02/16/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )

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So here I sit tonight thinking "Oh i'm really handling weaning my LO quite well. He has one feeding left and it didn't bother me like I thought it would." And as soon as I say that then totally out of the left field down come the waterfall of tears. I'm not ready to let this last feeding go just yet. And I feel like he is not quite ready to let go either. So many say that now is the time to stop breast feeding. Yet there are a lot of moms who are not stopping until they are truely ready.. I see now why that is. I think I'lll really know in my heart when i'm ready to cut this last feeding. And now is just not the time....

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Helen - posted on 02/19/2012

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If you want to keep feeding, and you still have the milk, then keep going until your baby is ready to stop.

Janice - posted on 02/17/2012

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The last feeding is the hardest to give up for both mom and baby IMO. My daughter was down to just nursing before bed at 16 months. I decided to keep that feed until she was closer to age 2. Unfortunately, she started biting while latching and unlatching & relatching 3-4 times during that feed. So we stopped at 17 months. Found out a few weeks later I was pregnant, I'm sure played a role in my own sensitivity. But I despite being happy to end the biting I was sad it ended too.

Keep that last feed as long as you want! :)

~♥Little Miss - posted on 02/17/2012

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You need to stop when both of you are ready, not when you are being told you should. My daughter was 15 months when i stopped, and I did it for me. I think she needed it longer, and now I regret it. She is 20 months now, and some nights I am very upset that I stopped.

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