DS had his last breast feed on Tuesday at 23 months exactly, he has just stopped asking for it and wasn't wanting to feed to sleep at bedtime anymore! I have felt so awful since, just a huge heavy sad feeling. Is this hormone related?? Is it normal?! I am sad our feeding journey is over but also happy to have my body back, I didn't expect to feel so down in the dumps about it. Anyone experienced this?
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29-03-2013 19:12 #1
Melancholy after weaning?
29-03-2013 22:36 #2
It is grief. You are experiencing the full feeling of grief from the loss of that special relationship. I felt a similar way when my DS1 self-weaned at 13 months. I think it's totally normal. Big hugs and be gentle to yourself. Allow yourself to feel sad.
29-03-2013 23:53 #3
Thank you so much Piffle, it is nice to know I am not alone. x
30-03-2013 00:14 #4
I could've written this post myself! My journey is a bit different, after 5.5 months of struggling with my supply and mixed feeding since basically birth, my DS finally weaned and it was absolutely heart breaking.
But ia, it's definitely a feeling of grief! One I'm struggling to overcome
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