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just given DS his last ever breastfeed

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unaltronome Tue 11-Feb-14 19:58:50

So, I've just given DS his last bfeed. He's 18mo and 19 days (but who's counting...) and I was ready to give up, and I've been cutting back gradually for the past few months. I've only given him about 3/4 feeds in the last fortnight. So I guess this last feed was symbolic more than anything else as it feels like months since I've been bfeeding 'properly' almost.

Still. The end of an era I guess :-(

Chocolateteabag Tue 11-Feb-14 20:28:50

You did good!

I only got to 5 months with DS1 and still in the early slog with DS2(8weeks) so taking it day by day

pluCaChange Tue 11-Feb-14 20:31:03

Are you very sure of that? Plenty of colds around this time of year!

BonaDea Tue 11-Feb-14 20:33:18

Well done, OP. You've done amazingly well and I can imagine you must feel sad about it.

My DS is 10 mo. I go back to work soon so will be cutting back but not stopping just yet. Part of me looks forward to stopping, part of me never wants to say goodbye to it.

LBsBongers Tue 11-Feb-14 20:35:58

Well done you, what a great stint, allow yourself a day of maudling then move on!

IWantToSCRRREAM Wed 12-Feb-14 13:12:29

Well done. 18 months is really great, you should feel really proud of yourself. smile

MinesAPintOfTea Wed 12-Feb-14 13:28:53

pluCa: which is a good reason to quit. I miss Lemsip sad

And well done OP.

weebairn Wed 12-Feb-14 13:41:49

I think we might stop soon (16 months and 13 days, but who's counting…) and I well up with sadness at the thought. So maybe we won't. But I am a bit tired of it all, and I don't think she's very bothered any more. I am pregnant and maybe my supply has dropped a bit.

Oh god I cannot face the hormones if I stop though.

Well done OP. You've done a lovely thing.

MoreSkyThanWeNeed Wed 12-Feb-14 13:53:42

Well done. You've done amazing!
We are only 7 months in and I already feel like I will be really sad when we stop.

Sammie101 Wed 12-Feb-14 14:14:07

Well done! I've started weaning 6mo DD and feel mixed emotions about it. I'm looking forward to burning my nursing bras and having a normal appetite, but when I think about the very last breast feed I'll give her I get very emotional. I'll miss the special cuddles and the closeness, and be sad that she won't really 'need' me, iykwim?

Well done for feeding for so long, I definitely couldn't do it

Bazoo23 Wed 12-Feb-14 14:19:21

Congratulations! We made it to just over 10 months and shes 14 months now. I am glad to be done with it but sometimes I have moments where I miss the magic cure to everything!

milkingmachine1 Wed 12-Feb-14 14:19:32

Well done, that is amazing. You've done so well. You should feel really proud of yourself.

I'm already feeling sad about stopping bf'ing and we won't be stopping for another 6 months. I just think it's so special.

Gladvent Wed 12-Feb-14 14:22:46

Well done op. My DC are 9 and 7 but I still have bm in the freezer - has been there for years and will obv never be used. Just can't quite bring myself to chuck it!!!

unaltronome Wed 12-Feb-14 14:45:41

Sammie101 - I felt the same, I used to think, Will he still love me when I give up??

In fact, because I gave up really slowly, I got used to it gradually and so am not really feeling it as a loss, thankfully. Well not yet - will see what happens to my hormones over the next few days... One thing is for sure, I'll have to cut the cake out now... shock

Its so strange - in the first days/weeks/months, bfing felt SO MUCH part of what it meant to be a mother, and of course it just took up so much time. Now, I can see that it's just one of the many things I'll do for DS, not THE thing I'll do for him, whereas there were times when it felt all consuming.

Thanks for all your lovely comments, am not sure why I posted really. Maybe because I'm the only one of my friends who bfed this long and I felt I need to mark the moment somehow!

Rhododendron Thu 13-Feb-14 17:46:59

unaltronome, my DD was born just a couple of days after yours and we're still bfing too! I was actually planning on continuing for a while, but have been having probs with it lately so second thoughts.
What you stay about how you feel about it really chimes with me!

Purlesque Thu 13-Feb-14 19:42:47

I just started a thread about stopping.
We made it to 29 months, but for health reasons we have called it a day.

BrennanHasAMangina Thu 13-Feb-14 19:47:52

Congrats! Enjoy the freedom , free time and discovering new ways to bond with your little boy smile.

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