I always find comfort and support here, for which I am so thankful. I'm writing because I feel so sad and confused.
My Sonshine is 2 1/4 and is now completely weaned. It makes me very emotional to think about this and what has happened.
Over the past few months, he dropped from 5 times a day to once or twice a day until about 2 weeks ago. He was completely leading the way to weaning. 2 weeks ago I went away from him for a couple days and my blood pressure went sky high. I didn't pump while we were apart as I figured when I returned to him I'd nurse if he wanted to as my supply is very low anyway, and we were nearing the end. When I returend to him, I nursed him a few times, but still didn't feel very well (headaches and weird massive urination).
I suspected a UTI and went to see my doc last week and my bp was high--not a UTI at all. I'm convinced it's because of hormonal changes due to no nursing, (I'm only about 5 lbs overweight and I eat pretty healthfully) BUT my doctor's office is not convinced. They insisted it was too high and that I needed to go on medicine. They started me on a med that has made me terribly exhausted and even more emotional, but at least my BP is down.
Now I can no longer nurse my son at all because of the medicine. He and I are so very sad about this, but he has been so sweet and just says "All gone?" and I say, yes, it's all gone. Breaks my heart. WE now have cuddles at night, but still he asks me for it.
Can someone share with me some info about what to expect now that I am no longer nursing at all? Has anyone here experienced or read about changes in blood pressure? I'm so hoping my bp will go back to normal in a couple months so I can get off the medicine. I'm so sad about all this and feel like I've been robbed of the last few times that we probably would've nursed. The good news is my bp is under control on the medicine, but my heart is hurting from the stress of this and the sadness.
Thanks for any words or advice.