I was diagnosed with breast cancer on Valentines day and will be having a bilateral mastectomy in two weeks My kids are both very attached to my breasts- DS (who is 6.5) nursed until his 5th birthday, my DD who just turned 4 nursed until she got too busy to nurse anymore (just after turning 3). Even thought they aren't nursing now they still love to cuddle their face in my chest when they need soothing, etc. They know that I am having both of my "nursies" removed and they seem to be handling it well enough, but I wonder if they really understand what it means. DD was asking if they will grow back ;)
I think I need to have some kind of farewell party, lol. For the kids to say goodbye to their nursies (like a bye bye binky party) and for me as well- to come to terms with the fact that I will never nurse again and will loose that connection with my children. Any suggestions?