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My son is two and two weeks and he is showing less and less interest. He has never been a big fan of nursing, long painful story. Anyway, he has only fed in the dark for almost a year now. If he can see, he says yuck, and cried any time I asked several times. I got the hint, he wasn't interested, so it became just the morning, before nap and before bed.<br><br>
Now even those times are short, if at all. He makes a noise like he is frustrated and grabs his blanky instead. He always took to the blanky, not the breast (sucks his thumb). That's part of the long, heartbreaking story.<br><br>
My mood recently has been awful, very easily angered and frustrated almost constantly. This full moon was particularly bad, even friends and family were a mess with people in and out of hospital and all kinds of stresses. I may be under too much stress, but then I thought it might be a weaning thing. I know he isn't taking as much milk, maybe my hormones are affected?<br><br>
Thanks for any help. I'm really hoping I can blame how I feel on hormones... otherwise I really need some time out because I am not an effective human being at the moment.
 

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Weaning sure can make a difference in mood. My guess is a combination of stress and weaning. Any way you can take a couple of mini breaks for you this weekend?
 

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I felt hormonal and depressed for a while during and after weaning.<br><br>
I hope you feel better soon <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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Thanks. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I feel all over the place at the moment.
 

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Nursing stimulates the production and release of many feel-good hormones, including oxytocin "the love hormone." Weaning means suddenly a lot less of the feel-good substances flowing.
 
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