the other day in a thread i was reading, someone had written that they would soon be done with breastmilk and put a 'yay!' after that. I started to write a post back, but then realized that may be mean or wrong, so i am starting a new thread. To me, losing my milk and no longer nursing a child is akin to having the last child, menopause, ending my usefulness as a woman, etc. though i know there is more to being a woman... I will just be so sad to end my breasts usefullness. does anyone know if you can lactate after menopause? i always hoped i could nurse my dgc whenever they come. the post i was referring to was from someone that had been pumping exclusively i think. she and her child had never had a breastfeeding relationship. this surely has to be why the person was happy it would be over soon. i mean, when you look at that infant nursing and hear them smacking and swallowing while their little hands are cupping your breast or twiddling or exploring... i mean, it is the best feeling in the world to me. and i will not end it before i have to when the child begins to end it... somewhere around age 5 i am hoping this time, i had to end it with dd1 when she was only 3.5 becasue she went out of town to visit her dying grandfather for 10 days. and i had lost weight down to 98 lbs and was having severe adrenal issues. remarkably she never had a problem. i encouraged her to resume when she returned and let her try every time she wanted to since, but she never nursed again like before, just a quick sip a few times. I just feel sad for the women that are missing this and i wish they could all have the positive, life- affirming, relaxing, beautiful relationship that i have had with my dc. I feel sorry for them to be so brainwashed by our male dominated society that is driven by profits into believing that they are not enough or do not have enough or cannot change to be enough....my first glimpse of this was after hurricane fran, when there was no power and all normalcy was shot, take away all the stuff and what you have left is what is real. there is only you, your body, and your children. the toys and baby gear are not real... think like a caveperson to take us to the next level I say....
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3/11/09 at 7:10am