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Feeling sad...

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I don't really have a question, I was just reading through all the breastfeeding posts and I feel so sad. My son weaned himself at 7.5 months. My plan was to breastfeed for as long as he wanted to, and the way he would feed I was sure it would be a long time. He got very sick and ran a high fever for 8 days. During that time he was in and out of the hospital and he refused to nurse. The nurses and doctors told me to keep trying and I did for almost a month. He just threw a huge fit whenever I would try. He's almost 10 months now and I still miss it. I feel badly that he won't have all of the advantages I read about in this forum.
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I have no experience with this, but maybe it's not too late to relactate? Your ds might have been going through a nursing strike.

Maybe some other mama's here can give your more info on this...

wish I could be more helpful.
Our eldest (9 yrs) went on a "nursing strike" at 9 months, and it broke my heart. He was in love with drinking out of an open cup.
I decided not to force him as it was making us both miserable.

I still pumped/expressed milk for him until halfway through his 3rd year. In his cereal, in a cup, wherever I could put it.

It made me feel better....and all the health & immunity advantages were still there, just the closeness and ease was gone.

I'm sorry you are experiencing this too

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I am sorry.
I feel the same way. My ds weaned at 3 months due to many issues I did not have the know how to get through at the time. He is nine now and I still get really sad about it. Especially with his eating issues and low weight. If only I had a time machine.
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