Suzanne - posted on 05/11/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )
Hi everyone, I'm seeking advice from those who have been there! I know the "worries" of motherhood never end, but this is new to me. I have a wonderful, happy, and healthy 9 month old son named Will. I stopped breastfeeding him 2 weeks ago abruptly when I started taking a harsh antibiotic for an infection, and he has had no problem making the transition. For me, it has been much harder. I don't know if it is emotional/physical or both, but it has brought out all kinds of anxieties in me. During most of my life I have tended to be an anxiety-prone person, but for some reason during pregnancy and breastfeeding I had no anxiety, I just new in my heart that I would be a good mom and Will would be fine. But now, I find myself worrying about everything, like what if he has any kind of difficulty in life. I have just never had a bond this strong and it's scaring me! I still have confidence in myself as a mother, but I find myself worrying that something could happen to him, or even to the bond, like it could change when he grows up! I'm overwhelmed by how much I love him. How do you handle it?