Mothering Forum banner
1 - 3 of 3 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,626 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
*sigh* This is really emotional for me. In fact, I haven't even been able to tell DH.

DS is 22m and he hasn't nursed in two weeks. Has he weaned?

I can't believe how fast it happened. I was still pumping at work at 18m. He still nursed twice at night at 18m. But pregnancy just crushed my milk supply and after a brief week-long super emotional nursing all the time love fest he started nursing much less. He dropped all night time sessions right around 20m and then dropped any daytime and nursed just at night time but not to sleep for about a month. I am 23w pregnant. The last couple of times I could tell he really didn't want to. He really just wanted to snuggle into position with me, 40 stuffed animals, and his pacifier. I've asked him for two weeks solid and he refuses very clearly.

(He's had the ability to sleep without nursing since about 4m. DH is a SAHD. He just never could do it with me.)

I am so sad that my pregnancy terminated our nursing relationship early. I think he would be avidly nursing still otherwise.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
395 Posts
I am right there with you, mama, and I have been wondering that myself. DS is 22, almost 23 months, and I am 25 weeks preggo. Over the last couple months, he hasn't latched on for more than a few seconds once every few days. The last time was a week ago, he sort of latched on for a couple seconds but seemed to not entirely know what to do, then he kind of bit down and pulled off. I am a little sad because I too think that it's due to me being pregnant (pretty sure I dried up a while ago), but at the same time, I'm not going to force him to keep trying when it really seems he doesn't want to. He seems completely okay with not nursing, but I do wonder if he would still be going otherwise, so I feel a little guilty about that.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,917 Posts
I've never been in this position, but I worry about it happening as DD is the type that would wean herself. I would definitely try nursing again once you have the baby if you still want to nurse him longer. I wonder if the milk has changed to colostrum now and the taste is weird.
 
1 - 3 of 3 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top