Mixed emotions while weaning?
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|Fri, 01-15-2010 - 6:29am|
I am passive aggressively weaning. :-) I rapidly cut from 3 pumps to 2 pumps (and also cut lots of minutes) around mid-December. My deep freezer was full, and I was (at the time) mentally ready to be done. I didn't decide to "quit on a bad day" either. Things were going great, I just wanted my body back and the freedom from pumping.
Then once I made it to 2 pumps things were going pretty good, so I decided to keep pumping. Not sure when I'll stop - if my body doesn't decide that for me first. I'm dropping an ounce every day or two (used to be HVP), so I think this is quickly ending.
I'm having second thoughts about weaning. I think it's mother's guilt kicking in. LO will get breastmilk until he's at least 10.5 months if I quit TODAY (which really can't happen at 26 oz/day, LOL).
Anyone else have advice over how to deal with emotions during a long weaning process? If I had just done this quickly I don't think I'd be in this position of rethinking and agonizing over my decision every time I sit down to pump.
Also, does anyone have info about hormone swings during weaning? DH says I'm almost unbearable. :-(
Sorry for the long message, and thanks if you made it this far. Just needed a place to vent.