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Is this the beginning of the end?

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arrgghh Mon 22-Jun-09 18:27:26

DD is just over 18mths old and I've put her to bed for the first time without a BF. She usually feeds morning and night and if she asks in the day. Basically I no longer offer but nor do I really refuse ..anyway I digress!

After her bath tonight she was so tired and for the first time ever didn't try to I've put her down in her cot awake and so far she is just singing and chattering to herself to sleep as she normally does after a BF.

I on the otherhand, am sat here with my breasts aching (psychologically)and stressing if it's the right thing to do. I know if I offered she would have a feed and I don't want to stop feeding her yet...kind of aiming for 2yrs... but on the other hand I am happy for her to self wean...just didn't think it was yet as she still loves boob.

She last fed at 4.30am this morning...if she goes to sleep this could be the next time she wakes for a feed. If she wants to that is sad

Sorry that is so waffley but I suppose what I am asking is I know nothing is 'normal' or 'right' but by putting her down without a feed am I risking her never feeding again?


I know I can't force her to feed and don't want to but feel so sad that maybe she has had her last feed and I didn't even realise it sad

eeeekk she's fallen asleep as I type this!

SOLOisMeredithGrey Tue 23-Jun-09 01:17:27

Maybe she just forgot? don't fret about it and if you want to continue, why not just keep offering? it can't hurt. My Dd is 2.6 and still feeds. Tonight she fell sound asleep on the first one and I'm mildly uncomfortable on the other side. I know though, that in the morning, she'll be shouting for booby!

DivaSkyChick Tue 23-Jun-09 03:55:08

Yes, in my opinion it's the beginning of the end. And that's okay!! New stuff is coming. So much you can't even begin to realize. With an eighteen month old, you are at the start of the best of times.

I say that as we are just entering the "terrible twos." Everything changes so quickly I don't have time do dwell on what we were doing yesterday. You've breast fed for over 18 months, OP. BRAVO!

arrgghh Tue 23-Jun-09 18:37:31

Panic over :D she fed furiously at 4.30am and again at 11am and again at bedtime!

Thanks for posting

SOLOisMeredithGrey Tue 23-Jun-09 23:07:33

Thought she might! glad for you.

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