Saturday, October 13, 2012

Nursing Days are over...

My nursing days have come to an end. I honestly did not think I would nurse this long. It has been a special time for her and I these last 22 months. I made a decision that we need to stop now before she turns 2. I can't believe I went this long. I'm definitely a proud mama. And I thank my mom for helping me in the beginning. If not for her I would have given up a long time ago.

Last several nights have been hard. She is use to nursing at night but I expected it. Plus my body is going through so many changes. It's pretty uncomfortable right now. And I am emotional to top it all off. I know I shall miss these precious moments we shared. My baby is growing up.


And it hurts. Pretty badly. I need to trust God that he is holding her in his hands. I feel like the months are flying by. Do you ever feel like that?

If anyone has any advice or tips on how to have a smooth transition, I would so appreciate it.



Till next time.



Always Lovely,

Luba

P.S. Here are a few photos from last few days hanging out at different parks and playgrounds.

14 comments:

  1. Hi!
    I just finished nursing my 2 1/2 year old and I too didn't think I would be nursing this long! It was just a series of events that kind of let to it all. I am an L & D nurse and one thing we tell mom's who are trying to dry up their milk is to put cold cabbage leaves inside their bra. Once the cabbage leaf gets warm, then replace it with another cold leaf. As far as the emotional pain goes... I have no help to offer. It still breaks my heart and my little boy still asks for it at night sometimes. I just love on him extra and tell him how much I love him and that the milk fairy had to deliver milk to other new mommas! Ha! Good luck and congratulations nursing your babe 2 years!!!!!

    Kelly

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    1. Thank you for sharing your experience! I am actually using the cabbage! One of my friends suggested that and I jumped on top of it. Have you heard of binding the chest? I will stick with this for now and see how it goes. I'm trying to love on her more right now too, I also noticed she is much more affectionate recently too. I just need to get through these weeks :)

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  2. Aw bring done with nursing is a sad time but its a new time too. She will become so grown up and independent and it will make we reach a new milestone which is so awesome. She'll start sleeping through the night which is better for her and you. I nursed Sasha until 14 months and Emma until 12 1/2 months. I love nursing and all it's benefits.
    Here is what happens to a lot or most moms that just wean. So the breasts usually are filled with only milk while nursing, sometimes with some fat, they will become pretty deflated after about a week after you weaned but don't worry, the fat redeposits within six months and they go back to normal :)
    Great job for nursing this long, it is an amazing and beneficial to both mother and child experience :)

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment Ella! Yeah I see her getting more independant with each passing day and I am so happy. That is amazing you nursed both your children!

      And thanks for the low down on what happens, I was wondering what would be the process. I know I will miss it some days, but if I am ever blessed with another child, I hope I will have the opportunity to do it again.

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  3. She is absolutely gorgeous!I'm not a mom yet and I can't imagine how difficult this time is for you. I wish you and your daughter the best in this transition!

    bronzedsundaze.blogspot.com

    XO Alex

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    1. Thank you Alex! I didn't imagine all the emotions you feel with being a mom! It is definitely not what you expect. And every stage is so precious and goes by with a blink of an eye...

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  4. I remember using warm washcloths to relieve the pain. Maybe a heating pad would work too. Just not too hot of a temperature setting. I really don't have any suggestions for your daughter adjusting. When I quit it was actually harder for me than any of my 3 children I nursed. They seemed fine without it, but I missed that bonding time. Prayers for a smooth transition for you two. :)

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    1. Thank you for the suggestions! I have a feeling I will miss the bonding as nursing is so much for than just feeding. It is a special time for baby and you. That is amazing that you were able to nurse all three kids! Super mom!!

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  5. too much information... seriously! Nobody wants to hear about you breastfeeding your kid.

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    1. I'm sorry you feel that way. Nursing is natural and since it is my blog I can go ahead and write what I am going through. If you don't like it, please don't follow me.

      Thank you!

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  6. Nice blog! would you mind following each other via bloglovin? :)

    Love,
    Malin @ http://fashionfied.tk

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    1. Thank you! I will definitely check out your blog. Thank you for stopping by :)

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  7. What a terrible comment from someone about you posting about breast feeding on your own blog. Breast feeding is a wonderful thing and kudos to you for sticking with it for so long! I only made it to 6 moths with my daughter because I was working full time and it became too difficult. Good luck with the weaning process, both physically and emotionally. Take comfort in watching her grow and do new things!

    Love your blog, by the way!

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  8. Dont mind the rude comment! I love that you are sharing this. My son is 13 months old right now and Im still nursing. Im planning on doing it until his 18 months its very encouraging to know that other women do it that long too.

    www.delightfulideas.com

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