Weaning starting today
So, Evie will be 2 on August 29th.
I'm starting weaning today against hers and my wishes. I'm having health problems and when my dad took me to walk-in on Friday, they called an ambulance. It's looking pretty dire as far as breast feeding goes.
We made it a long way, and I'm happy to have given her all that I could.
She was only down to 2-3 times a day for about 2-5 minutes, so it's not like she was getting a WHOLE lot anyway anymore.
Still kind of sad, though. :(
Four days in... This is hard on me. :(
We were nursing 2-3x a day for about 3 minutes at a time.... Now she's asking for it around 6 times a day... I hope she calms down soon. I hate having to stop before she's ready and before I'm ready, but I can't keep going with my health the way it is. :(
I'm sorry! What about substituting a special reading time when she asks for nursing? that way she still gets cuddle/mommy time.
She's not in it for the cuddle... She's not a cuddle-er... But she does like to be "on"in the wrap carrier. Unfortunately due to the health issues causing the need to wean, in unable to wear her very long before I get exhausted and have to sit down (and she doesn't like sitting while wrapped on).
We'll make it. Just gonna be hard on both of us for now.
1 week, 5 days.... she's still asking... but we are at MIL's (going home today) and she's been plenty distracted. Only asking when she's injured (little bumps) or tired.
Sounds like you're on the upswing with the weaning. Please continue to keep us posted!
4 weeks tomorrow since we went cold turkey.
She's asking less and less... but still asking.
I almost caved the other day, too.
As for the health issues... my blood test showed low iron, low white blood cells, and low platelets. I know that weaning was/is probably the best decision for my situation.. but still saddened by it.