DD2 had her last breast feed last wednesday so we have gone over a week - I can't see us re-starting now (she is 2 1/2 yo). I feel liberated but slightly wistful, I really needed to stop though and probably would have done sooner if she had not been so insistent on continuing. It certainly was not for my benefit.
Still 7 years of breastfeeding (apart from a short hiatus of 3 months between stopping feeding dd1 and dd2 being born)I never in my wildest imaginings thought that would happen!
Well done you! I am looking forward to, but also dreading The End. Been just over 5 years now, with a few months gap. DS is one next month and DS2 kept going 'til 18m, but I think me being pregnant put him off going any longer. I expect DS3 will be the same, so only about6m left
actually 3 kids ds1 is soon to be 7 - but thank you LaCiccolina - dd2 is now sitting on my knee patting my chest and informing me I have my 'boobies on' as she has been told all week that boob milk has 'gone away' but has been easily distracted by a toy fire engine, she still shoves her hand down my top but is no longer too distressed by my polite but firm refusals.
Got wasted at the weekend actually Time - as dh and I went away for my 37th birthday and stayed at a hotel and went to bars together and everything (which precipitated my decision to stop feeding dd entirely last week). We were down to last thing at night and some early morning feeds by then anyway so it seemed a good time to end things.
I fed DS1 for 2 years, then I had 7 months break while I was pregnant with DS2 who is 3 months and a total milk monster. Hoping he will feed until he's 2 as well.
DS1 tried to latch on this morning after not feeding for the best part of a year, which was a surprise! I just explained that the 'mik-mok' was for DS2 now and he was fine about it, I'm sure he will have lost his latch anyway and I don't fancy being chewed!
You will get there Lenin - I remember dd1 and dd2 upping their demands around 2 and it only got managable again around 2 1/2 - but it is always a mixed blessing - when I was wrestling with a grabby 2 yo old at 4am I hated bf with a passion... then when I had a peaceful 2yo cradled in my arms and asleep after a short feed at 7.30pm it was lovely.
Wasting - it is the cutest thing when they do that DS1 has actually been brilliant, he comes and sits next to me when I'm feeding and rests his head on the same boob that DS2 is feeding from (good job I have ginormo-boobs ), which is fine now but was agony in the first few weeks! He is still very attached to my boobs, he likes to cuddle me and put his head on them, and when he comes into our bed in the morning for cuddles he lies as he used to for BFing