Um…

7 Jun

So, I just decided to start weaning my daughter.

She has been breastfed for 13 months and 20 days, and save a few sips of cow’s milk here and there, it has been mama’s milk and mama’s milk only since we first met, all of those many days, and feedings, ago.

I remember when nursing her used to be so hard.

Now, not nursing her seems insurmountable.

But, I think it’s time.

I know it is.

And, I came to this conclusion out of the blue.

(And, by out of of the blue, I mean while I was sitting and chatting with my sister, and my little girl climbed up onto my lap, grabbed my boob out of my sports bra, started to nurse and then said “More. MMMMM”.)

So yes. It is time.

Tonight, I asked some people for help. I may now be an expert on how to breastfeed my baby, but I have no idea how to go about stopping. It is such a part of us, now. It is such a huge, giant, enormous part of our lives. And now, it is ending.

As soon as I said the words,

I am ready to wean,

I started to feel sick to my stomach.

Does that mean that I am not, truly, ready?

Am I just subscribing to the societal “norms”, in believing that “once your child can ask for it, it’s time to stop.”?

Well, I guess only time

and my sports bra

will tell.

Please, wish us both luck.

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