Ambivalence about weaning
Hi, My nearly 2 year old son (#2) absolutely LOVES booby - in fact, he calls them "my boobies.'
After having a very preemie baby, the first time (now 5yrs old) and really struggling with my breastfeeding journey then - though I am immensely proud of what I accomplished - it has been much easier this time round.
But now, I am dealing with some pretty major hormonal imbalances and pretty huge weight gain that is not moving regardless of what I do.
I am working with a very good Dr (who is not encouraging weaning) and yet I am reluctantly feeling like it may well be time. I would be happy to (in fact, planned to) feed until he was 3 or 4 - but my body is really struggling.
My son can get a bit obsessed with booby and definitely prefers it over solids (though he does have a good and balanced diet). It can interfere with his sleeping and I think it is interfering with my relationship with my husband as well - I just feel sometimes like everyone wants a piece of me. Anyone else ever feel like that sometimes?
The problem is, I guess, that I would really rather he just chose to give it up on his own - but I want that to happen sooner rather than later so I can get well again - and given the choice, I reckon he'd wean at about 12 years lol!
I really love the deep connection we share and that close time when feeding, and I love how into it he is - also being able to give that to him feels really good, but sometimes I am a bit resentful too - and that can't be good. I am having trouble letting go - and would love to hear from anyone who has felt similarly.