I always said I would BF until DS was ready to stop.
Thing is he decided he's ready to stop at 17 months, all of a sudden, just complete breast refusal!
I just wasn't mentally prepared for this. I thought we had so much more time. I thought that it would be slow and gradual not cold turkey! I guess he thought differently.
DH keeps reassuring me that this is a good thing, much easier for him to just decide to stop than for us to wean him before he's ready.
It started a few weeks ago but he had teeth cutting so I just convinced myself that he just wanted cold soy milk from the fridge to cool his mouth. Kept offering him BF thinking he would come back to it.....he hasn't.
Now I'm having to suddenly adjust to the fact that our bf journey has come to its end.
In theory I am fine with it. He is a happy confident little guy and I still get lots of cuddles and kisses from him. He just doesn't need this from me anymore.
I guess I just hadn't realised how much I had tied my worth as his mother to the fact I could BF him. I now realise that deep down I still have feelings of failure linked to emergency CS and all the difficulties we've had with his sleep. BF was the thing I felt I had done well.
Sorry for the ramble just needed to voice all the nonsense in my head.
DH is very supportive but he just doesn't 'get' all my failure feelings.
Any others have this experience?
How long did it take you to adjust to being weaned?