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Tonight I wil be giving DD her last ever Breastfeed

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rubyslippers Mon 01-Oct-12 16:57:01

After 3 years

I'm done - we have a plan (Rapunzel cup) and lots of distractions

I hope there won't be too many tears

Mumsnet was a huge source of support for me in the very early weeks and months and here we are 3 years later

mawbroon Mon 01-Oct-12 17:29:17

I gave ds1 a last ever breastfeed a couple of years ago. And in a couple of weeks time around his birthday, we are doing his "no, really, this time, it absolutely really is your last" breastfeed"

Hope it goes well for you!

EauRouge Mon 01-Oct-12 18:00:31

Hope all goes well. 3 years is a fantastic achievement. smile

rubyslippers Mon 01-Oct-12 18:14:59

Eeek @mawbroom. Am slightly scared of that outcome but honestly I'm pretty much focused on this being the end

Thanks Eau - I feel very proud smile

mawbroon Tue 02-Oct-12 08:54:40

How did it go rubyslippers?

YoullLaughAboutItOneDay Tue 02-Oct-12 08:57:13

Well done you. How did it go (Please tell me nice stories. DD2 is only 15 months, but one day I will have to wean her. I don't think other pregnancy to force self weaning like her big sister is a viable plan long term grin)

rubyslippers Tue 02-Oct-12 12:28:10

Last night was very emotional sad

This morning she asked once and then was distracted

Will see what tonight brings

My cleavage is pretty impressive already grin

rubyslippers Tue 02-Oct-12 20:55:31

She didn't ask for it when I put her to bed shock

She did want a hundred stories and for me to stay with her but really pretty good going

PenelopeChipShop Tue 02-Oct-12 21:31:37

Well done Ruby, wow three years! I salute you smile

rubyslippers Wed 03-Oct-12 05:33:53

Thank you Penelope smile

I feel pretty proud of myself

TanteRose Wed 03-Oct-12 05:47:46

Well done Ruby! I stopped feeding my DS on his third birthday and apart from the first night (he cried like his heart was breaking sad, he was fine.

I was also completely fine - was def. done with breastfeeding...
It was when we put the kids in bunkbeds in their own room a few months later (we co-slept until they were 4 and 3 yrs), that I got very emotional and cried blush

Marking my place to read later, have been giving ds his last feed for about a year now, he is 2.4 confused an pregnant and tired and would really like a beak from bf even if just a month or two. Can I ask what method you use? Ds has a feed about five am and this is proving very hard for him to drop. He just screams til he gets it, and I'm usually shattered and just give in so he still expects it. Well done ruby on 3years though!

rubyslippers Wed 03-Oct-12 11:49:50

Am lol at crying at bunk beds - funny what gets to you

The method is cold turkey as follows:

Building up over time, I've been telling DD milk stops when she's 3 (starting Pre school meant I could up the ante with her being a big girl)

Bribery - new cups (of her choosing)

Bandages over boobs - they're not working anymore. DD had a look yesterday and saw the bandages (like big plasters) and was convinced shock

She was a bit upset this morning - asking for milk and was teary but was soon distracted by a DVD - she then said to DH about half an hour later 'I can't have milk anymore'

Think it's going we'll

I feel a bit full but not painful

Iggly Wed 03-Oct-12 12:34:35

Good luck! I was sad when we stopped but all fine now. Ds surprised me - after 9 months of no boob, asking for some (he was tired and ill), but was fine when I said it doesn't work.

Hope your DD (and you) are ok!

rubyslippers Wed 03-Oct-12 18:19:03

DD is doing amazingly

I am feeling very out of sorts and boobs are sore

BobbysBeardOfWonder Wed 03-Oct-12 18:22:35

Am thinking of stopping bf with 2.2yo DD...I'm feeding her 5mo brother though so not sure 'they're not working' tactic will work grin
Any ideas? <half hearted>

BobbysBeardOfWonder Wed 03-Oct-12 18:22:56

Forgot to say congrats on 3 years though smile

Iggly Wed 03-Oct-12 19:14:44

It worked for me Bobbys. Well I would distract ds when he asked for a feed (had to get DH to start doing bedtimes regularly and introducing a beaker of milk into the routine first). Gradually he stopped asking and went without for a couple of weeks. He then asked again and I let him try and he'd forgotten how to latch so I told him it didn't work for little boys, only babies and since then he's accepted it.

Iggly Wed 03-Oct-12 19:15:06

Meant to say, I was feeding baby dd too

BobbysBeardOfWonder Wed 03-Oct-12 19:17:46

Oh yay there's hope! DH does story time already so I could get him to offer milk instead.

weasle Wed 03-Oct-12 19:23:09

Well done on3 years.

I think I'm weaning ds3 who is 2.5. He hasn't bf since Sunday morning, was on twice a day before then. I didn't really plan it to be now but I think I'm ready. Last dc, and I've been pg or bf since 2005 so it really is the end if an era! He's just been really tired or distracted or DH has put him to bed. Might all change now I'm off to put him to bed!

Startailoforangeandgold Wed 03-Oct-12 19:29:36

Huge hugs, congrats on three years.

And don't let your DD talk to my DD. She quietly and determinedly managed to BF for somewhat longer. Conversely once she slept through the night I didn't really mind.

One thing I can assure you the hugs don't stop!

weasle Wed 03-Oct-12 20:05:37

Another bed time done, he didn't ask for milk again. I feel a bit sad really, as it has crept up on me rather than me planning it. Didn't have a 'last feed'. I suppose he is ready. Still might change though, I don't know. Certainly I'm sure if I offered he would. But I know I shouldn't!

Sorry for my ramblings!

BR44 Thu 04-Oct-12 07:48:48

This is a really useful thread for me to have found as I am planning on stopping bf DS next week. He's just turned 2 and I'm about 11 weeks pg with DC2. I'm ready to stop but still a little sad. Also feeling full of trepidation as he has never ever gone to bed without BF being the very last thing he does. I predict noise...

It's only just occurred to me that my boobs are still going to be milky for a while. At this stage, though, is there any point in expressing or do i just wait it out? Do you think the fact that I'm pregnant will make the discomfort worse?

rubyslippers Thu 04-Oct-12 09:16:30

It's so nice to have some solidarity on the thread smile

Mornings are proving harder than nights which is so not what I expected

It's all quite short lived but she had a little cry this morning

Giving her plenty of hugs

I am not expressing at all as I don't want to stimulate my supply in any way

Cabbage leaves were massively helpful last night - changed them twice and engorgement deffo not as bad this morning but boobs are massive!

Am taking ibuprofen too

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