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Feeling a bit sad but also know it's the right time ...

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TheQuibbler Fri 19-Dec-14 20:30:46

(extended breastfeeding)

So, my just turned 3yr old still breastfeeds - not very often and obviously for comfort, but it's clear now that he is about to stop altogether and I feel very strange about it.

I'm pleased that he's growing up and moving on and that there's no battles about it stopping - it's all his choice - and I'm proud of myself for feeding him so long.

However, he's also my last and I feel a little bittersweet and teary about it even while I am totally ready to give it up - it has been long enough!

I am being silly I know, but it's a normal reaction, right?

Waveney Fri 19-Dec-14 20:39:56

Oh I completely empathize. I'm about to stop feeding my youngest. He's only fifteen months so it's not really extended bfing, but he's likely to be our last baby and I feel v sad when I think I will never feed a baby this way again. So it's competeky natural I think. Well done you for feeding for so long.

TheQuibbler Fri 19-Dec-14 20:48:43

It is natural - that's a lovely way to put it.

I didn't expect to be still here but it kinda crept up on me.

And well done to you as well, 15 months is a fab achievement.

Waveney Fri 19-Dec-14 21:03:37

I'd happily keep going but he's not fussed any more. And he bites at the end of feeds when he gets bored. I am embarrassed to say I sometimes cry a bit when I think I will never bf again. It is the only thing that only I can do for him. And what excuse will I have for eating extra biscuits? grin

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