Tuesday, October 31, 2006


Weaning The Little Madam from her bedtime breastfeed was, I thought, going to be tough. It's been part of her bedtime routine since she was about a month old, and we all know how much kiddies hate to have their routine mucked about with.

But it seems that TLM is making it easy for me. For the past few days, her nostrils have been so clogged with snot that she's only been able to breastfeed maybe a couple of times. Last night she didn't even bother trying, even though I'd deliberately tried to minimise her mucous-ness by cutting out the dairy products that day.

So tonight I decided not to offer it to her. And she didn't even seem to notice.

It's turning out to be much, much easier than I'd anticipated. And I'm turning out to be just a little bit sadder about it than I'd expected.


Beth said...

I'm still putting the weaning off at the moment. I love my quiet time with Eve before bed and she falls asleep so peacefully.
She drinks milk now so I know she probably wouldn't miss it but I know I will and I get sad thinking about stopping. I never thought I'd even get to 6 months still breastfeeding, so to be at 14 months and not actually desperate to stop is a little weird for me - in a way I hope I wake up one morning soon and don't feel the urge to breastfeed her!

Violet said...

In the early days I was sure that TLM would be weaned at six months. But then it seemed easier to just keep going than to start with the bottles etc, so the deadline became 12 months. So I still went for longer than I thought I would...

As long as you enjoy it, there's no reason to stop until she starts going to school ;-)

happy and blue 2 said...

I just don't have a comment.
TLM is growing up I guess..

Violet said...

happyandblue2: well thanks for commenting, even if you didn't have one :-)

Angela said...

I don't think I will ever get my son off the boob. It is now just two times a day, but those two times he is very strong willed. He is still very young so don't care though.
I am happy for you on your booby free time, but sorry for your booby time loss.
I guess you have that love hate relationship with your boobs too. Smiles!

EB said...

I was a bit sadder than expected too when JJT was fully weaned.