Stopping BF toddler

(7 Posts)
PigsWiggle Wed 06-Nov-13 20:41:06

My DD is 2 and 4 months. Until a few weeks ago I BF twice a day then she started just having feeds in the morning for a while, and for the past 4 days she hasn't asked for any feeds.
It is really odd not feeding her! My boobs have started to feel strange, I have a funny pain/feeling in my stomach and I feel happy to end BF but also sad...
I don't have anyone in RL to talk to about this (as it is seen as very strange by my friends that I do still feed her)
It would be lovely to hear from any other mums who have stopped BF!

JiltedJohnsJulie Wed 06-Nov-13 22:26:27

I stopped at 2.8 both times. Its lovely that she has stopped on her own terms and great that you've managed to feed her for that long smile

Totally normal though that you feel this way, its the end of bfing but a time for you both to discover ways to cuddle and be close without the bfs smile

BerstieSpotts Wed 06-Nov-13 22:34:02

Ooh don't be so sure she has stopped. My friend's DS recently did this and then he started again.

I have heard there is a hormonal change that happens when you stop so that might explain the funny feelings, you can feel a bit down as well - all normal.

DS stopped when he was 4 and I didn't have any after effects but he had been leaving it for days and days so I think I didn't have enough milk left for anything to happen by that point anyway. He asked again after 6 months and it was all gone. I felt really mixed then - sad for him but also really quite relieved that I didn't have the option to say yes!

PigsWiggle Tue 12-Nov-13 10:29:59

Thank you for your replies.

ash1971 Tue 12-Nov-13 20:34:50

My dd (2.4) is only feeding at night now, and so for obvious reasons I'd love to stop, but I also don't want to end this bond for us (I work f/t so only see her in the evenings/weekends) - so I'm in a real dilemma at the mo. Kind of wish she would stop herself as her elder sister did - then I don't have to make the decision. I did feel very sad when her sister stopped. It's like you're starting a new chapter and is another sign that they're growing up. Hope you feel better about it soon.

NoComet Tue 12-Nov-13 21:22:15

DD2 spent 4 years having ovation all 3 or 4 day breaks and then starting again, so I wouldn't count your chickens yet.

NoComet Tue 12-Nov-13 21:22:47

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