Originally Posted by PrennaMama
I'm relieved to read that your snuggle-time took an up-swing, in the wake of weaning. How tough it must've been, to have this plan in mind, and then have HIM decide his own route, which did not fall in line with your plan.
If I may ask (dunno if this is too OT, and some don't approve...
: ) when is his birthday? I'm an astrologer, and just curious about independance in the chart, and early decision-making ability, etc... Some boys (Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn - the winter boys) seem to be more likely
to have very intense feelings one way or the other, either nursing til they're like 6 or cutting it off early.
I love astrology but know very little. Yup, he's December 27th. What do you make of that???
Originally Posted by lrlittle
hang in there, sweet mama. and i just wanted to repeat what was said at LLL...to take EP'ing one day at a time. you don't have to decide today how long you'll do it or when you want to stop. easier said than done, i know!! i'm working on it myself...
Thanks Leah, I am. I was pumping less and then he got a cold so it seems stupid to stop pumping now. I've given him whole cow's milk twice over the weekend. Once alone, and once mixed with EBM. He has done fine on it, I mean-- no allergic reaction yet.
Oh and I had a dream that he tried to nurse and I started to let him and then stopped him. I am trying to gently feel that one out
I know what it's telling me, but it doesn't make me feel very good inside.
Originally Posted by ndunn
Hang in there.
I've had 3 friends to date who have had toddlers that have gone on 1 month or more strikes. Yup, it happens. All of them when teething...and at the same age as your DC. And they've all nursed again.
I guess the way I see it is that we are designed intelligently. Nursing is like a dance, and both give 50%. Sometimes when your partner is dragging their feet, you need to help them along. We are so used to the child asking to nurse because that is all they do when they are babies, that we feel like we are over stepping boundaries when we offer alot. But perhaps that is just part of the dance that has to happen. I don't believe that a toddler would just stop nursing, leaving the mother painfully engorged, etc. (I'm speaking from the viewpoint of long ago when we had no breast pumps, etc.)
Anyway, I found this article interesting. There are too pages.http://arlinghaus.typepad.com/blog/2...once_in_a.html
I agree. Back in the day cave mamas didn't have fancy Medela PIS's and freezer bags, and sippy cups. But they also had other nursing mamas-- maybe they helped each other out in these situations? ie; A friend is going to wean soon b/c she needs
to go on some unsafe meds. Her baby girl is very attached to the boob and she joked that we should swap babies
I actually thought it was a fantastic idea, but logistically it would be very difficult as our caves are not very close.
And I'm not saying I know which of the many reasons are to blame, but cave mamas also didn't have antidepressants. It's still quite possible that the swicth from zoloft to wellbutrin caused (or added fuel to the fire) his strike.
Thanks for the link ndunn-- I will read it tomorrow.