The past two weeks have been extremely trying on our breastfeeding relationship. We have been going so strong for 13+ months but now I think Addison is starting to wean on her own.
She is no longer wanting to nurse during the day, she prefers her cup to the boob, and boy can she eat. Heck she eats more than both of her older brothers!
The frequency of her nursing has decreased to only at night when she wakes up two or three times. Oh yes! My 13-month-old still gets up a good two or three times a night, aren’t you jealous?
But this is completely heartbreaking to me because our nursing relationship is the last thing I am holding onto from her babyhood. She is so big, growing up every day and since she is the last baby in our house I am desperate to hold onto the last thing relating her to an infant.
Of course I am not going to force her to nurse beyond the time frame she is interested in, although I can’t help but hope she decides to sit down and nurse with me more instead of looking at my boob like it is a toy and trying to press it like it is a damn button. That is a true story too!
I am just not ready for my baby girl to be growing up so much. This is the farthest I have ever gotten nursing and I really have no desire to stop at all.
How old was your toddler when they weaned?
How did you feel about them weaning?
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