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The bond has changed

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Mumsyto12016 Tue 16-May-17 22:04:03

So, I had my baby boy October last year, making him now 6 months and I stopped breastfeeding this weekend and since then the bond has changed.

I had to have an emergency c-section when he was born so I didn't get him straight away after he came out however, when i did get him, breastfeeding was very successful straight away. Knowing I didn't get that initial bond with him I kept him very close to me over the first few weeks of his life (he still sleeps in our bed now) and we had an incredible bond however I made the decision to stop breastfeeding as he got his first tooth last week and he was biting me. I went away for the weekend (he wouldnt take a bottle with me in the house) and my partner managed to make the transition from breast to bottle within a couple of days. I can now just about feed him a bottle.

However, our bond has now completely changed. It's as if he doesn't want to be with me since he came off the boob and isn't interested in playing with me anymore, he has become less affectionate towards me and unusually for him wants to go to other people all of the time.

i read a lot about the bond not changing for a lot of people once they stop breastfeeding and I know he may just be going through a stage where he wants to be a bit more independent But I would like to know if anyone else experienced anything like this when they stopped breastfeeding their little ones?

Will it pass?

How long did it last?

What can I do? He doesn't seem to want to even be held by me!

im finding it all a bit upsetting as the bond we created over the last 6 months seems to have changed some what dramatically and I just want to know if we will get it back or if it goes when the boob goes.

I'm a first time mum and everyone is telling me that it wont/ wouldn't change anything as I'm his mother but something has definitely changed. Not just when feeding him.

please help!

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