decided to wean

Kristin - posted on 01/24/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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i decided this week to wean! shes 71/2 months. half of me sort of feels selfish but i am also happy cause it frees up time i think. i just feel i gave her 9 months in the womb and 7.5 months of my body otherwise....i dont know i guess its just another part of the parenting chapter. anyone else been through this

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Natasha - posted on 01/29/2010

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I think when you start to feel this way it is best to stop, for both you and baby. I think that if you continue to breastfeed while not wanting to your baby will pick up on this and it could turn into a bit of a battle between resentment and guilt. Much better to use some formula and enjoy the the feeding time together than sitting there resenting it. You have given your baby a wonderful gift and start to life and should be proud of what you have achieved :)

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Jessica - posted on 01/25/2010

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That's awesome you were able to give your baby such a gift for so long! I totally understand wanting to wean. I've actually been thinking about it myself recently. Like you my baby is also 7.5 months, and lately I've just started looking forward to weaning, as much as I've enjoyed breastfeeding so far. But it will be nice to have my body totally back to myself, too. So I understand how you feel!

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