Anyone else have serious anxiety about weaning

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I'm so nervous and scared. My son is 8 and I know it's time but I get depressed thinking that this is it. He still needs help falling asleep and wakes up like clockwork for one feeding. He's getting old enough now that my family says he needs to learn that he can go get his own milk from the fridge. I can't stop fretting. What if we aren't as close.

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Betsy - posted on 04/27/2014

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Hi awww I felt the same way about my lil guy he just turned 2. And we are so much closer now then before. They will always be our baby in our eyes ♥ the way I started by stopping was making believe I had booboos on my breasts and would give him warm milk either regular or strawberry or choc flavor. It was hard I'm not going to lie fighting the urge in giving in but it was time for me. I don't know about you but thought I should share that ;) don't worry you know when it's the right time

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Dee - posted on 05/02/2014

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You are misinformed and I really feel sorry for these kids who are brainwashed to think breastfeeding when they are 8 years old is normal....hope the other kids in his class don't know about this because he would be teased beyond belief...You better start to realize you are preparing your children for a tough world and breastfeeding them until they are almost teenagers is not preparing them for real life...You have a problem with letting go big time and it will only hurt your child..........

Sara - posted on 05/02/2014

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Have you asked help from la leche league? Extended bfing is healthy, I've read about it being normal for weaning to occur between 5-7 yrs in some cultures. Sorry so many people are misinformed and rude about it. Do some research and ask the right people, who probably won't be on this site. My baby's just 1 so I can't help. Good luck.

Dee - posted on 04/30/2014

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2 is normal....8 is not....why not just breastfeed until the kid is 16?....sick parenting it seems to me....

Dee - posted on 04/30/2014

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You need help Martha..you have serious issues...to breastfeed an 8 year old is abnormal....I feel sorry for this kid he will have problems later on in life....go get help for you and your whole family and soon!.....

Dee - posted on 04/29/2014

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Am I reading this right?..your son is 8 and you still breastfeed him?...That is bizarre and scary....very strange.....no child should still be breastfeeding at 8...it makes me shudder!

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Thank you Betsy. We went a whole night without. I appreciate your encouragement. This is the right time, I just needed encouragement without judgement. You stopped much earlier than me, you are so brave. One day at a time.

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