Monday, March 30, 2009

No More Breastfeeding

Oh, my aching breasts! After steadily decreasing her feedings throughout the last couple of weeks, on Saturday Michaela started getting upset every time I tried to breastfeed her. So yesterday on Sunday I decided to try the "don't offer, don't refuse routine." I didn't offer to breastfeed her at all the entire day, and I never had to refuse because she didn't even think about asking for it. Although this is a little bittersweet, I'm actually quite happy about it. I wanted to have her self-wean, but at the same time, I'm not sure I would have felt comfortable breastfeeding her past her second year. So I am incredibly relieved to find that at 13 months she was more than ready to self-wean. The only problem now is how to relieve my poor overfull breasts that just feel ready to explode!

2 comments:

A.D. McClish said...

Oh man, I remember that. It was painful. But mine went away after a few days. Warm showers help. Hope the transition continues to go smoothly! My sister in law has a little girl who doesn't want to wean and it's been really hard emotionally on both of them. Glad to hear Micaela is helping you out! :)

The Krazy Girl said...

I'm weaning my third and last child. I'm not a huge fan of breastfeeding. I don't really enjoy it or anything. But, I'm still sad this stage is almost over:( Motherhood is so complicated:D