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Breastfeeding my 14 months and feeling guilty about wanting to stop.........

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surfingbabies Tue 11-Mar-14 16:36:25

My DD is now 14 months and I've breastfed her from day one......I'm struggling now though and for the last week I've been thinking about stopping. I've got 4 DC and I normally feed for about 3 years but this time it's just so draining.......does anyone else feel like this??
I know I'd feel guilty if I stopped because I fed the others for so long, is it just a phase that will go away........hmm

Bex485 Tue 11-Mar-14 17:16:11

Please dont feel guilty... you've given all your children the best possible start in life already. I felt the same when I stopped bf all be it much earlier. But it passed and it actually helped my dh strengthen his bond with my little one as he was able to do everything I could.

surfingbabies Tue 11-Mar-14 19:37:59

Thanks, that made me feel so much better smile
I think that about my DP as well because right now he does nothing!

ViviDeBeauvoir Tue 11-Mar-14 19:48:53

I'm on DC3 (14 months) and fed the other two until they self weaned but even though I quite like the closeness with him when I feed him it's also feeling like more of a strain this time.
He's fine at nursery and will go without it if we're out, so I guess I'm lucky in that respect but it still feels too much sometimes. I think that after 3DC in 4 years I just want my body back!
I would also feel guilty if I stopped and I'm too lazy to so don't know the answer bit you're not alone!

ViviDeBeauvoir Tue 11-Mar-14 19:49:23


surfingbabies Wed 12-Mar-14 20:14:45

That's exactly how I feel......I'm utterly drained at times and I'd like my body back too but I feel guilty for thinking like that! hmm It's so hard especially because she's defo my last one so I'll never feed again........

ViviDeBeauvoir Wed 12-Mar-14 22:38:19

Ditto - no more for me either.
I have mixed feelings about stopping feeding - I'll be glad to be 'free' again but I'm sure I'll miss the snuggles (and the chance to lie down!) smile

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