He didn't wean!

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Registered: 08-13-2007
He didn't wean!
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Mon, 04-20-2009 - 12:20pm

Hi Everyone!


just an update... I got back from my 4day business trip and the first thing Nate did was grab for my shirt! Phew... I was SO excited that he did not wean! I really wanted to go on a little longer and do it in his time.


He has been super clingy since I got back though -- wants to nurse all the time, and wants to be carried around more than usual. Boy is he getting heavy!! I assume that this is a temporary mommy-fixation and he will taper off slightly? At night I cannot dislodge him from the breast to put him down... it takes forever and he continually wakes up if I try to pull away. He is also waking much more frequently (although last night seemed a little better) to nurse. He babysitter is back today so I think he'll get back to normal soon:)


Thanks to everyone for the advice and support! I was a nervous wreck all week, and he apparently was not a good boy for Daddy... but I think it was good for DH to be forced to bond with him a little. Now I wish he would have learned PATIENCE!


:)k

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Registered: 07-25-2006
Mon, 04-20-2009 - 1:45pm

YAY!! I'm happy to hear this :) I'm sure he'll settle down again...he's got a lot of nursing/cuddle time to make up for!


Good job, mama!



 

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Registered: 04-13-2008
Tue, 04-21-2009 - 7:51am

It sure sounds like he is making up for lost time now - I am glad he did not wean because of it, for both your sakes.

Teresa

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Registered: 09-02-2008
Tue, 04-21-2009 - 11:21am

I am so glad for both of you, also your post has given me hope too!


i have to go for a five day trip and may be my trip will also have the same happy ending :)


August

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Registered: 08-13-2007
Tue, 04-21-2009 - 3:18pm

Oh I hope so too! His reaction -- despite the lingered clingy-ness -- was so sweet. I was so happy when he latched on happily that I had tears in my eyes. After a few seconds he pulled away and looked up at me with the most contented look on his face. He has started doing it all the time -- after a little while he will pull off and look up and smile at me, and then go back to business. He also rubs my stomach with his hands, or pats me on the back:) So cute.


the only thing is that the 4 days of EPing brought back the dreaded monthly cycle. I forgot how awful they were, having not had one in almost 2 years!


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