Tuesday, February 22, 2011
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Breast feeding. I hate talking about breast feeding on the Internet. Mostly because most people freak out about it. I'm never a fan of people who think their way is the only way even if I agree with their stance on the topic. For some reason BF'n is a subject that creates Internet hysteria and frankly, I want no part of it. So keep your crazy away from here thanks! I don't judge those who don't breast feed. Its none of my business. With that said, let me get to the point.
We are reaching a time where it seems like Hendrix is moving towards weening himself. He's definitely not there yet, however we are certainly headed down that path. At this point he BF's at nap times and bed time and throughout the night but rarely does he ask for it during the day. If he is teething or sick than he will still want it for comfort but for the most part he is beginning to move on. It is still very much en grained in his sleeping routine but we are working towards putting an end to that.
I'm not sure how I feel about all this weening business.It will be nice to have my body back. That's is not to say that the thought of my son and I no longer having a nursing in our lives isn't heart breaking. because it is. I'll miss it. A lot. but i refuse to let my emotions play into any decisions we make. It's abut him, not me. I would like to practice self weening but I have a limit of 2 years. I really do not want to have to go beyond that. We are going to start moving towards weening at the 18 month mark. I figure that gives us a good 6 months to end it completely.
Breast feeding has changed my life. It has been a deep rooted part of my mothering. My relationship with my son has been strengthened because of it. I'm terrified to leave this era. I can never get it back. Moving forward is hard and scary and so so so very sad. I'm trying to keep my heart from interfering with my head.
It blows my mind that at some point he will not nurse.
BFers...what is our limit? How did you end? Any advice?