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Last week my 3.5 year old developed a canker sore on her bottom lip. She said it hurts too bad to nurse. She has asked if she could try, and I always let her, but she says it won't work.

She has gone to bed every night since without nursing. I ask her if she is going to want to nurse again when her mouth feels better, but she says no. She says she is a big girl and all done nursing.

I should be but I am kind of sad. I didn't think it would happen over night like this. Even though I have been feeling "done" lately, I thought I would have time to adjust to not nursing anymore. I don't want to keep asking her if she is done. I don't want to encourage her if she is done. I want this to be about her, not about me. Has anybody else been through a similar weaning situation?
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we had sudden weaning like that here. both of my older kids weaned when my colostrum came in with the twins. it went from alot of nursing to nothing. they both asked to nurse later on once or twice but never quite got it. as anxious as i was at the thought of nursing 4 kids, it was rough the way it happened. i always thought it would be gradual.

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My DD had her tonsil's taken out when she was 2.75 .. she sid the same kind of things, she couldn't nurse because it hurt, and she was a big girl and she was done etc.. and then about a week after surgery she nursed again.. she didn't really nurse to sleep after that, but she did continue to nurse on and off and gradually weaned about 4 months later..

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My son was 11 1/2 mo when he fell and bit completely through his tongue. He did not suck anything for a week. When he started sucking again he diod not want me. He never asked again. I was devastated.

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Well she is back nursing again! She asked if she could try, and I was tempted to tell her no.. but I didn't. I said yes, and "it worked!". lol.

I am now just trying to set boundaries during the day. She can still nurse for bedtime and naps, but its getting too much for me to nurse during the day. She only wants to nurse when she is bored, which results in a fidgety, squirming big kid and thats obnoxious.
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