View Poll Results: BFing length poll
Up to 6 months 10 6.90%
Up to a year 26 17.93%
Up to a year and a half 34 23.45%
Up to 2 years 44 30.34%
Over 2 years...please do tell 51 35.17%
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Old 12-11-2008, 02:48 PM   #81
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Re: How long did you...or do you plan to bf?

Originally Posted by Celeste View Post
I would've nursed DD for longer than I did - 18 months - but she wasn't interested. One day before her nap, she just turned her head away from my breast & wouldn't nurse. That was pretty much it. She just didn't want it anymore! I kept trying (even though obviously at that point she didn't NEED it anymore...), but she never looked back. I honestly felt like I mourned a little over it. I mean, I'm proud of both of us for breastfeeding that long, but I loved it so much I didn't want it to end!!
I've heard of LOTS of mama's going through a post-weaning depression. There is actually a big hormonal change that takes place within the mom, similar to after having the baby, that causes the feelings of sadness over weaning. Very common yet NOT very talked about!!


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