Originally Posted by angelika13
We weaned when I was 14 weeks pregnant. I couldn't not take the pain anymore, and it was making me cry every time he latched on. DS was 26 months at the time. I had only ever intended to go to 2, so I thought I would be okay with the decision. DS was only nursing at night, and one night I just told him mama nums nums hurt, so no nums nums tonight. He repeated me, gave my breasts a kiss, and never asked again. I cried for a week as we cuddled to sleep.
Oh that's so sweet and sad! Your story made me tear up! It is SO hard letting go of nursing.
Have you seen this poem?
Wean Me Gently
by Cathy Cardall
I know I look so big to you,
Maybe I seem too big for the needs I have.
But no matter how big we get,
We still have needs that are important to us.
I know that our relationship is growing and changing,
But I still need you. I need your warmth and closeness,
Especially at the end of the day
When we snuggle up in bed.
Please don't get too busy for us to nurse.
I know you think I can be patient,
Or find something to take the place of a nursing;
A book, a glass of something,
But nothing can take your place when I need you.
Sometimes just cuddling with you,
Having you near me is enough.
I guess I am growing and becoming independent,
But please be there.
This bond we have is so strong and so important to me,
Please don't break it abruptly.
Wean me gently,
Because I am your mother,
And my heart is tender. ©