Ruthy - posted on 09/14/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )
I am so so sad since all day today my adorable son, 15 months, is rejecting my breastfeeding. Loves me, but pushes my breast away when until today, he'd breastfeed EVERY opportunity- at least 3-4 times a day if not more. First time in the morning, before nap, after nap, when cranky, and at bedtime. Today, he skipped ALL of those feedings! My first two children weaned by one and I let them, not continually offering as I did with my third this time, hoping to continue beyond a year. Now, I am engorged from so many skipped feedings. He went to bed tonight without breastfeeding! I want to cry! Should I pump tonight to keep my supply in case he changes his mind? I'm in pain, physically, right now and feel about to explode! I think I'll pump. I will keep trying tomorrow. Anyone experience this? A baby rejecting your breast cold turkey. I'm used to gradual weaning. Not all at once! Any advice or suggestions are welcome!