To not be upset that I'll never bf again

(32 Posts)
DixieD Thu 28-Mar-13 16:35:17

I have 3 kids. There will be no more. I fed the two eldest for a year each. DS2 is 18 months tomorrow. He has one feed every night before bedtime. He will go to sleep without it for DH no problem. I have decided that I will take advantage of DH being off for Easter and get him to put DS2 to bed thereby kicking him off the boob.
Tonight will be the last time I ever breastfeed again. DH, DM, friends are all expecting me to be emotional and I am not at all. I am fine, looking forward to it actually. Am I dead inside?

Bridgetbidet Thu 28-Mar-13 20:23:47

Oh look I did a breasts pun. Ha!

DeskPlanner Thu 28-Mar-13 20:41:43

I've spent 6 years of my life bf, my children. It makes me sad dc3 has stopped, and that's the end. YANBU.

DeskPlanner Thu 28-Mar-13 20:44:25

Oh, crap just read the op properlyblush . Sorry, you ANBU though. Bloody hell well done, enjoy the freedom.

AnythingNotEverything Thu 28-Mar-13 20:54:08

It's so lovely to read mum's being so honest about breast feeding. I know everyone has different experiences, but it's nice to hear that you can not love it and still do it!

My ds (now 13) wouldn't latch so had expressed milk in a bottle for 6 weeks and then was ff. in now pregnant again and, if I'm honest, am really worried about breast feeding. I loved ff. It was easy, my baby slept, his dad and grandparents could help. But I know it's right to (at least try to) breast feed ...

Sorry for hijacking the thread!

YANBU though - its just time for the next step.

weebarra Thu 28-Mar-13 20:55:12

I was glad when DS2 stopped at 2, but he had greatly reduced feeding since I went back to work when he was 10 months.
Now expecting DC3 and not sure whether I'm looking forward to breastfeeding or not. I've probably blocked out how relentless it is to begin with though.

notimefors Thu 28-Mar-13 20:59:22

Oh excellent. I was thinking I would have to settle for valium instead.

GentlyGentlyOhDear Thu 28-Mar-13 21:04:40

I loved bf at the start and thought it was great and liked having big boobs

Once we got to about 9 months I was really looking forward to stopping but plodded on with the occasional mix feed. We are now 11 days off her first birthday and that is my milestone to stop.

I can't wait to have my teeny boobs back and wear nice clothes and not worry about boob access and feeding a squirmer in public. I've started reducing feeds now and I must admit to feeling a leetle bit redundant now DD isn't as interested in feeding and is enjoying her milk in a cup.

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