Everyone talks about about breastfeeding. EVERYONE. Whether they are for it or not. People are there to help you through whatever you decided to do. You have friends and family to back you up if you decide to nurse. You have friends and family back you up if you decide to formula feed. All of the pros and cons are laid out on the table.
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But one thing that you never really hear about is when you make the decision or your little one does to stop nursing. You guys, I'm an emotional/physical WRECK!
Why isn't anyone talking about this? Why isn't anyone giving advice? Where are all the women who say what your body will probably go through?? Well, now is the time.
Lets take a few steps back. I wasn't able to nurse Sam. For whatever reason, I didn't produce milk. So when I had Olivia, I made a firm decision that I was going to try again. It worked, and it worked out well. So that is my first bit of advice. Just because you weren't able to with one baby doesn't mean you won't with the next!
In the beginning I always thought to myself "oh..this is just for feeding purposes, I'm not into this" well..I was wrong folks. haha I found myself really cherishing it. Olivia started weening herself around 11 months. I just started cutting out one of her feedings at a time. Sure I was sad. But it wasn't the end yet.
You find yourself feeling useless to your baby. I know I did anyway. I recall Jeanette saying that as well. 3 days ago Liv decided that she was done. So here we are now. Mommy is feeling a little emotional. So listen up all you nursing MAMA'S out there! Your body is changing in a huge way all over again.
I feel off. I'm engorged. Bloated. Hormonal. And all of the above. Here is your forewarning. Maybe you will be fine? This is just my experience.
ps. If you see me crying over a Hallmark commercial, you know why.