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Goodbye to all that

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Limelight Wed 29-Feb-12 00:21:27

Feeling a bit emotional (and have had several glasses of wine) so thought I'd post on here as DH keeps looking at me like I've properly lost it.

I've stopped BFing. DD is nearly 14 months and was only having one feed a day which was causing her to wake at an insufferably early time so I've packed in so we can all get some sleep.

Obviously I'm in a bit of pain, but aside from that, I feel desperately sad that my BFing days are over. I fed both kids until they were just over 1. We're not having any more kids so this really is the end of an era.

I'll get over it - my hormones will stabilise etc. But in the meantime, here's to my boobs which have fed two kids; randomly leaked at the most in opportune times; caused me no end of cracked nipple based pain; provided moments of complete calm and togetherness; dealt with illness, upset, and tiredness; allowed to spend a fortune during an ongoing search for the perfect nursing bra; and nurtured happy babies.

Apologies for the levels of saccharin in this post. Bit pissed and emotional.

bushymcbush Wed 29-Feb-12 00:35:08

To your boobs, limelight.

biscuit biscuit


Limelight Wed 29-Feb-12 07:24:22

Thank you!

Felling a bit less pissed emotional this morning. blush

Limelight Wed 29-Feb-12 07:24:56

But apparently can't spell. Feeling not felling!

Alibabaandthe40nappies Wed 29-Feb-12 07:27:17

Aww - to your boobs Limelight smile

I am going to feel just like you do now when I stop feeding DS2.

shesparkles Wed 29-Feb-12 07:27:30

Well done your boobs!grin

Limelight Wed 29-Feb-12 08:02:17

They're very touched. Thanks very much.

...actually that sounds a bit wrong...

Pastabee Wed 29-Feb-12 08:59:14

They are amazing aren't they! Here's some thanks ..... For your boobs you understand!

Limelight Wed 29-Feb-12 09:53:13

Understood! grin

BaronessBomburst Wed 29-Feb-12 23:39:20

You've made me laugh! I also raise a toast to your boobs. smile

<swigs from glass of 43 on ice mineral water>

what2eatwhenurbored Thu 01-Mar-12 14:37:37

I hope I feel like this when I stop BF my DS...really positive post to read!

kiwijesta Fri 02-Mar-12 07:01:11

Well done! My DD is 14 months next week and we're down to a morning feed but tbh she doesn't seem that fussed about having it. She's our first DC and we're planning on having more but I'm already sad at the thought of not feeding her anymore.

thefurryone Fri 02-Mar-12 07:57:29

Here's to Limelights Boobs (on phone have no wine emoticon, but then it is only 8 in the morning grin)

Wigeon Fri 02-Mar-12 08:06:01

Here's to your boobs! <raises breakfast cup of tea>

Fed DD1 til 12 months, currently feeding DD2 (9 months) and getting teary at your post.

Limelight Fri 02-Mar-12 08:43:44

Aw! Thanks everyone grin

I'm starting to feel like I should get them (or indeed me) a gold watch!

Obviously DD is showing the same level of insulting indifference that DS did when he stopped feeding. I had a bath with her last night and instead of inconsolable crying and futile attempts to latch on, she spent a good ten minutes poking my nipples and laughing uproariously. Yeah, thanks DD...

On the upside, my theory was in fact correct. She is now FINALLY sleeping through. Hurrah!

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