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Think I've breastfed for the last time.

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SpaghettiMeatballs Mon 09-Feb-15 20:19:53

DS (1) hasn't fed in 48 hours. He isn't interested anymore. He prefers his cup now.

I'm not feeling well at the moment with pain in my sinuses. I've just gone and stocked up on various decongestants that have been banned for the past 4 years of pregnancy and breastfeeding between DS and DD. I think that answers any doubt I may have had with persevering with feeding.

The last time I fed him it was night and he was sleepy and had a tiny feed before falling back to sleep in my arms.

I feel so sad. It has been great and I have so many happy memories of feeding both of them for much longer than I thought I would.

I can't believe I won't do this again. Tell me the sadness will pass and I can just think of the lovely memories.

ThereisnoFinWay Mon 09-Feb-15 20:25:50

It's an emotional time isn't it smile you are allowed to be sad but that will pass and you will hand lovely memories x

ThereisnoFinWay Mon 09-Feb-15 20:26:04

Have lovely memories!

AuntieMaggie Mon 09-Feb-15 20:32:14

aww it's sad isn't it? ds (7 months) quit on me a few weeks ago when he was ill and I'm still sad about it as I thought I'd be doing it for at least another 6 months sad I miss the funny noises and little habits he did. But I feel lucky to have those memories smile

SpaghettiMeatballs Mon 09-Feb-15 20:34:11

I hope so. I've just and sobbed. DH thinks I've lost the plot and keeps saying 'they both had plenty of milk from you and just think you'll never be bitten by one of them again' which whilst true isn't overly helpful. hmm

SpaghettiMeatballs Mon 09-Feb-15 20:34:41

*sat and sobbed.

SpaghettiMeatballs Mon 09-Feb-15 20:35:57

auntiemaggie both mine decided for themselves when they'd had enough. I always thought I would be more involved in the decision!

roberta123 Mon 09-Feb-15 20:39:24 almost made me weep. I constantly have a battle with my little one as he prefers the boob and often refuses the bottle. You have just made me realise how lucky I am. I will miss our precious moments very much once they are gone...

loudarts Mon 09-Feb-15 20:41:38

I'm almost there. Ds (14 months) has been a bottle refuser, would only bf but the last few days he has started to take a sippee cup and didn't ask for 2 of his feeds today.sad we're now down to only 2 feeds a day and I feel very sad, much worse than I thought I would feel

SpaghettiMeatballs Mon 09-Feb-15 21:19:35

That's the mad thing.... They both refused bottles so I experienced how trapped you can feel sometimes when breastfeeding. They both had very painful latches when teething and they both needed shields to start with which wasn't great BUT I'll mentally erase all that and just remember how happy they both were when being fed and how their bodies would relax as they settled into a feed.

My MIL says she still misses feeding her babies to sleep nearly 40 years on!

On the plus side the very painful, blocked ear and swollen face that had plagued me for weeks is feeling better already after a few doses of Sudafed and my nasal spray.

enjoyingscience Mon 09-Feb-15 21:24:31

I've just stopped feeding DS2, at 13 months. I really thought we would go on until he was older, like his brother. However, unlike his brother he loves bottles, and would much rather look around the room and have a story during a feed. The last few weeks he's been getting fussier and fussier, and feeds have been getting shorter and shorter until I decided to call it a day.

It's so sad - he's my last baby, so that's it for me and feeding babies sad. He doesn't mind one bit though, so I need to concentrate on that and enjoy the crazy little toddler he's becoming, rather than the crazy little baby he was!

MouseInTheSkirting Mon 09-Feb-15 21:26:09

I'm selling up reading this whilst feeding my three week old. I am sad in anticipation of this day coming for me. You did good feeding them so long - well done mamma.

loveableshoulder Mon 09-Feb-15 21:30:54

I remember that feeling. DD1 fed.until 14 months; the following month I was pregnant again. DD2 also fed until 14 months. So all together, 4 years of pg /bf.

I felt sad when it was done. I tthought, well, now anyone can do my.job. But a couple of years on and I realise that isn't the case.

SpaghettiMeatballs Mon 09-Feb-15 22:30:43

enjoyingscience he looked so pleased when I sat him with DD in her bed with a matching cup and read them both stories.

He definitely wants that over feeding in the rocking chair in his room. I know I should be pleased he was so happy and I should enjoy watching them laughing and snuggling together but it is still sad. I think you're right that is somehow signifies him moving on to the toddler years.

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