DS is 15 mo now, his sleep has gone backwards in that he wakes and wants a feed then won't go back to sleep, if DH settles him back he goes no problem. We were down to morning and evening feeds only so last week I dropped the evening feed and now dropped the morning feed yesterday. He sleeps right next to me (used to cosleep until he kept kicking and biting me) so I slept elsewhere last night and DH attended to him when he woke.
I feel so so sad this is the end of breastfeeding for me: in total I have BF for 56 months (4 DC) I have been pregnant or BFing since Nov 2003 apart from 6 weeks usually by this time I am pregnant with the next one but DS is my last for sure
I remember being on here and struggling and crying trying to BF DD1 7 years ago and getting wonderful help and support which helped me to keep going, so huge thanks to everyone who supported me, mears, tiktok, mars, hunkermunker
BFing has been such a journey for me, to solely nourish my babies myself for 2 years, to never give them formula, to have them sleep with me and feed on demand, it's bee hard but one of the most worthwhile things I have ever done.
And that nourishment, that comfort, that start in life will carry them through years and years and years. It might become a distant memory one day but the effects of it will last them until they're old and grey.
Well done you. It's the closing of a chapter and that's always poignant. I bet the next bit's going to be brilliant too.
Have a cry. It's the end of an era. Then smile and look forward to the next chapter.