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    Default The end of an era

    Well after two years, one month, and three weeks my breastfeeding journey with dd has come to an end. I'm so proud to have made it this far and to have not given in to the pressure to wean early. I'm also happy to have my body back to myself for a little while. I've wanted this for a few months now. But truth be told, I'm sad too. It's like the last bit of dd's babyhood has come to an end. I didn't realise the last feed would be the last feed. I feel like things have changed and maybe she needs me that little bit less now. I've shed a few tears today. This post probably doesn't even make sense but I just needed to get it out and record this moment if you will. Thanks for listening.

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    Wow you did a fantastic job mama! It's sad isn't it though, when you realise the last feed has been and gone and you didn't know until afterwards.
    These bubs grow up way too fast

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    That's exactly it @TheGooch. A little warning would have been handy! Help us to know exactly which moments to savour that little bit longer.

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    Congrats @BettyV xxx

    I know exactly how you are feeling right now.

    Go and buy yourself a nice bra and top to celebrate a job well done and make you feel good

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    Feeling all the feels! I feel like that day may be coming for me and DS soon, so I'm trying to be mindful each time... and not succeeding.

    You did such a great job. Enjoy having your body to yourself for a while x

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    Huge hugs and a few tears from me. I've finally got my body back after 7 years straight of pregnancy/feeding.

    DS3 has just turned 2 and has grown up so much quicker than his brothers - I miss our cuddles, and I miss that boobies fix everything.

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    Awesome job getting this far @BettyV but so sad too that your BF journey is ending
    My DD is only 14 months but I'll be finishing up BF in a few weeks and I'm already sad that it'll be over.
    Not sure if you've seen this poem, it has me in floods every time but @TheGooch comment about not knowing the last time reminded me of it:
    The Last Time

    From the moment you hold your baby in your arms, you will never be the same.
    You might long for the person you were before,
    When you had freedom and time,
    And nothing in particular to worry about.
    You will know tiredness like you never knew it before,
    And days will run into days that are exactly the same,
    Full of feeding and burping,
    Whining and fighting,
    Naps, or lack of naps. It might seem like a never-ending cycle.

    But don't forget...
    There is a last time for everything.
    There will come a time when you will feed your baby for the very last time.
    They will fall asleep on you after a long day
    And it will be the last time you ever hold your sleeping child.
    One day you will carry them on your hip,then set them down,
    And never pick them up that way again.
    You will scrub their hair in the bath one night
    And from that day on they will want to bathe alone.
    They will hold your hand to cross the road,
    Then never reach for it again.
    They will creep into your room at midnight for cuddles,
    And it will be the last night you ever wake for this.
    One afternoon you will sing 'the wheels on the bus' and do all the actions,
    Then you'll never sing that song again.
    They will kiss you goodbye at the school gate, the next day they will ask to walk to the gate alone.
    You will read a final bedtime story and wipe your last dirty face.
    They will one day run to you with arms raised, for the very last time.

    The thing is, you won't even know it's the last time until there are no more times, and even then, it will take you a while to realise.

    So while you are living in these times, remember there are only so many of them and when they are gone, you will yearn for just one more day of them

    For one last time.

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    It is a pointy feeling isn't it. When you end feeding. Congrats on making it this far with your little one xx

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    Thanks everyone. I hoped bubhub would get it. Dh can't understand why I'd be sad.
    Oh well, onto the next chapter!


 

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