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|Thu, 09-09-2010 - 1:29pm|
So, now that I'm back from my summer vacation, the time I was planning to wean has come. And lo and behold, Patrick, without any encouragement from me, has STTN for the past two nights (he's never night weaned) and is barely nursing during the day. He nursed for 3-4 minutes yesterday, at my initiation, and only on one side. So I had to make him nurse this morning b/c the other side was so full. He was annoyed at me for not letting him continue playing, but did latch, but was done after two minutes.
It's funny b/c on vacation, he was nursing like crazy, and it was really stressing me out. The only time he's ever done the lifting my shirt thing.
I should be glad that he's letting it go so easily now. But, I'm sad to let my baby go. And...to get to the complicated part...I almost wonder if part of the part of me that wants to keep nursing just wants to do it to be contrary to all the people that make disparaging comments about BFing toddlers. They bother me so much, and I feel like by weaning now, I'm giving in to societal pressures.
But, most of me wants to wean now. I'm excited to have my body back for a bit before TTC. I'm hoping to maybe go away for a weekend sans-baby and not have to take a breastpump. And if Patrick's not putting up a fight, that should make me happy! Butt, I end up feeling a little rejected :P
So, all these complicated thoughts and feelings. I just feel like I'm going to cry every time I start to think about it.
Is there anyone on here who's weaning in the 12-24 month range? It seems like everyone I know either weaned before a year, or kept going until age 2 or 3. Or just general moral support is appreciated :)
Thanks for reading,