Weaning was too easy????

Julie - posted on 01/08/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )

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Hi All,

Just 2 days ago I decided to try the "Don't offer don't refuse" approach to weaning my 13.5 month old. Much to my surprise, she has not asked to nurse once---not even in the mornings which was her favorite time to nurse. We went from 5 feedings a day to none essentially overnight and I am really upset about it. I thought it was going to take a few weeks to wean and BAM.....it is done with. I guess I am just looking for some empathy from other mommies who know how special this bond is. I already feel distant from her. On one hand I feel relieved at the idea of getting my body back but at the same time it is a kick in the gut.

Thanks for reading, I just wanted to see how other moms cope when nursing ends.

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Lise - posted on 01/08/2011

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Wow! That was fast! I cannot imagine it ever being that easy with my daughter. I can imagine how you feel - kind of bittersweet, isn't it? My lo started to self-wean when she hit a year, but I kept offering and she started up again. Now she's back to asking a ton.

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