Its interesting to read how each mothers' story is so unique, and yet the results of the poll are showing the majority of mothers who weaned before 6 months did so for 2 major reasons - low supply and attachment problems. I think even in this small sample size, this reflects what often shows up in major studies on this topic.
It also sounds like, despite many major obstacles, many of the mums who have replied really did want to breastfeed, and persisted through some really difficult and complex situations to meet their own goal about how long they had wanted to breastfeed. I am amazed and inspired by how so many of you tried so incredibly hard, and how long you persisted through such difficulty. I am also saddened to read about the feelings of failure and trauma that some of you are describing. You all did an amazing job from where I am sitting.
It makes me even more determined to want to find a way to avoid those difficulties in the first place, if that is possible (and quite clearly for many it is not possible - as seen in this thread as well as the other thread on this topic). The journey continues..
I feel like inspector clueso