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Think my bf journey is over -:(

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toomanywheeliebins Sat 15-Nov-14 22:17:06

Two DC2. Fed one til 17 months and the second until 22 months. I have been poorly this week and haven't been able to feed. She has seemed to understand and has only asked once. I think that our journey is over and while I'm sort of ready I'm also really really sad.

toomanywheeliebins Sat 15-Nov-14 22:17:49

Should add -my last child- so last ever bf

mrsmugoo Sun 16-Nov-14 09:02:00

That must be a sad feeling, but you have done amazingly!

I admire you ladies that can do this so much. I'm only 8 months in to feeding my first but I'm already feeling a little antsy about it and pondering when I should stop, and get my body back.

Racers Sun 16-Nov-14 09:06:18

I had thought that a few times and we carried on after a gap. It's probably a time that you could encourage the end of if you wanted but could continue if that's what you both want.

bakingtins Sun 16-Nov-14 09:14:53

It's always sad when something draws to a close, doubly so with BF as hormones seem to make it difficult. I was v sad about stopping at 16m and 24m with my sons even though I thought I was ready. Will be even worse when the time comes with DD as she's def the last baby. You've done an amazing thing, soon you'll look back on it and be proud, not sad. Get well soon flowers

toomanywheeliebins Sun 16-Nov-14 11:08:31

Thanks all. I think it's time. Still sad

toomanywheeliebins Sun 16-Nov-14 11:15:04

Thanks all. I think it's time. Still sad

daluze Sun 16-Nov-14 20:12:18

It feels sad - I was sad for a week when mine suddenly decided he did not want to breastfeed at 21 months (he only had a morning feed by then). However, after nearly 3 weeks he asked again and now has it every morning. I neither encouraged nor denied - but enjoy morning cuddles. I think it is sad whenever you stop - no matter what age... even when you both are ready.

1charlie1 Tue 18-Nov-14 23:25:21

flowers

HerrenaHarridan Wed 19-Nov-14 00:06:34

Yep its a funny feeling.

Dd self weaned, in the before her 1st birthday she had 3 feeds and none since.

I was a bit stunned as I didn't see it coming, very sad to realise I may never bf again and quite pleased that it had concluded so smoothly.

toomanywheeliebins Thu 20-Nov-14 21:43:27

Thanks for everyone's comments. She has asked for it a every other day but I have declined her. I probably wasn't clear above but I wanted to stop at about 2 and age is almost there. As she wasn't screaming for it now seemed like a good time. I was exhausted and it was taking its toll. But I'm still sad. Immensely sad xhmm

kelda Thu 20-Nov-14 21:49:13

It's normal to feel sad, but that will pass, and in a short while you will feel happy that you have achieved so much. I thought I would never want to stop bfing, but I did, and I don't miss bfing at all. Children get older and there is so much to look forward to, and they will still need you.

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