Hammy - posted on 07/02/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
My daughter, aged 3 years and 2 months, is still breastfeeding. I also have a son who is 11 months old and breastfeeding. My daughter had no issues with change of milk taste during my pregnancy or even sharing the milk with her baby brother. I have tried to say no more mummy milk, mummy has boo boo, anything and everything without upsetting her too much or turning it into a power struggle. However nothing works! I am at my wits end! Even at the slightest hint that she will be refused she will wail and carry on and the easy thing is to give in. I am starting to resent it and just need some advice. My husband is next to useless and hardly anyone else even knows she still breastfeeds besides my mother and sisters. They are of the "just say no" school of thought but it is not that easy.
I need to add that I have solely breastfed from my right breast due to various reasons. So both my daughter and baby boy feed from the right side. My right breast is monstrously huge compared to my left and it has milk on tap 24/7. I think stopping the toddler feeding may help it go down somewhat (at least I am hoping). So it is really not doing much for my self-esteem and I need help!
Any advice from mums who have experienced anything similar and how you managed to wean your older toddler will be much appreciated.
Thank you and please no negative comments.