Khristina - posted on 12/10/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )
This seems to be a very controversal issue. I never intended on breastfeeding my daughter this long and I would like to stop but that dones't seem to be an option. My daughter has NEVER taken a bottle or binky and now she is to old for those anyway. I am a single mom- I am her only caregiver with the excaption of my mother for a short few hours a week. We called them mookies from the start not sure why but thats what she calls them. She is obssessed- and it's not for the nourshment anymore just the comfort. And I love that bonding time with her and am going to have a hard time giving it up. The only way I can get her to sleep at night is by brestfeeding. And she wakes up a lot thoughout the night yet- which i'm not sure if is due to a food allergy but i'm looking into that also. I've tried laying her in her bed after she goes to sleep only for her to wake up 2 hours later and want mookies. If I give them to her she immedatly goes right back to sleep. Since I'm a single mom she sleeps with me in my HUGE bed. She has her side of the bed and I have mine. When were out in public I can usualy distract her when she asks for mookies and get her interests in other things but sometimes I can't and she throws HUGE fits and even sometimes pulls my boobs out. She is really posessive and calls them hers and I correct her and tell her they belong to my body and I share them with her. Sorry this is so long- I would like to stop just cause she doesn't need them anymore and it is getting a little old for me. Do you think I should make her sleep in her own bed- does she wake up in the middle of the night simply because she knows i'm there and it's easy accsess to her mookies?? Just wanted to add that I am very a happy I have kept beastfeeding this long. My daughter talks like she is atleast a 4 year old- her knowledge is also up there around the age of 4-5 and i think that is because of all the colin sorry spelling that she gets in the breastmilk. Also she has only been sick once a very soft stomach flu. I've gotten the swine flu and she didn't even get it. And she wasn't even vaccinated. So i'm happy i've kept it up i'm just getting frustrated and I would love to mayeb be able to go out and have a drink sometime..haven't in almost 3 years now.. Has anyone else had any similar issues? What did you do?