My daughter is about to turn one in a few days. My intent was to keep nursing her at least once a day until she decided she had enough. But the problem is that she has decided, and now i am heartbroken.
We have had a rough few weeks. I broke one of my elbows and was unable to nurse her when I was home alone with her because I couldn't position her correctly. Because of this, she started on milk during the day right around 11 months which was earlier than I had hoped, but you have to do what you have to do. (I have never really been able to get anything pumping even when I didn't have a broken arm.)
Anyway, I figured I wouldn't have a problem still nursing her at night and first thing in the morning. This worked for a couple of weeks, but then all of a sudden, she stopped and would scream at the top of her lungs when I would try to nurse her. This was over a week ago, and I have stopped trying.
My best guess is that my milk dried up when I drastically reduced the feedings. I have a hormone disorder, so I don't think this is really a stretch. I haven't nursed in a week and yet I have had no engorgement or anything.
But really my reason for posting is to ask if any of you felt really sad after ending nursing. I'm not depressed or anything like that. I am just really mourning the loss of that bond.