Well, I woke up this morning with Bean glued to me. But not nursing! I know yesterday I was feeling pretty sad about ending our nursing journey. I left by saying I was considering nursing Bean one last time. Breastfeeding has truly been one of the sweetest things I’ve ever experienced. Nursing literally fixed everything. I used my breast milk on cradle cap, diaper rashes, and ear aches. Nursing soothed Bean during vaccinations, when he fell down, and when no one else could calm him I could with nursing. I just was not sure if I was ready to say goodbye to that part of our relationship.
On my way home from work I called my best friend Melanie. She nursed her daughter as well. I told her that I felt sad about being done breastfeeding and I wanted to nurse one last time. Melanie told me that while nursing one more time would make me feel better, it would upset Bean to give him Night-night once and then never let him have it again. After all it’s been 3 whole days and nights! He has accepted that Night-night is “all gone” and that would be confusing. After hearing this, I decided I’d rather be a little sad than to have Bean frustrated and sad all over again. So, last night, I cuddled my 1 year old for the last time. We went to sleep together and he didn’t wake up any during the night. Not even to ask for water or bacon, thank God. He didn’t reach or cry for my breast. I woke up with a two-year-old and we are officially done with Night-night!
Thank you so much for experiencing this weaning journey with me! I have appreciated all of the support! If you are on your own journey, be encouraged! There will be hard days and long nights ahead, but if I can do it so can you! Peace and love.