I feel like a horrible mother for wanting to stop Breastfeeding, but dh keeps insisting!
Our son is 13 months old, going on 14 in a couple weeks. He eats table food. Heck, this kid eats everything, lol! He LOVES food, and he's a healthy boy--weighing 26 pounds and 31" tall. Bit of a chunkers, but he's active as heck and is a very healthy boy.
He also breastfeeds as as well as drinking milk, juice (cut with water), water, gatorade (cut with water), etc... I'm ready to stop the feedings. He has 4 teeth, and my nipples are so tender these days, and he's starting to hurt me. Everytime I mention to my husband that my son will cry a little louder/longer at bedtime because I'm going to attempt to not feed him to sleep, he always makes these comments like, "Well, he's not feeling good" or "But it helps him sleep so well". And it drives me crazy because the daycare girls, my mother, my mother-in-law can ALL get him to sleep, and obviously they don't breastfeed him to sleep!
I just want to quit. I'm tired of the pain, I'm tired of feeling like a milking cow, and I'm tired of being guilted back into it because he doesn't like to hear our son cry.
(side note: ds HATES falling asleep. He will fight it tooth and nail, every time. he has never once just fallen asleep, not for us, not for anyone. They all have their secret techniques to get him to sleep)
I"m at a loss! Do I continue feeding and just deal with it all? Do I tell dh to screw off and let our son cry himself to sleep (doesn't like pacifiers, doesn't have a lovie, seriously just hates sleep!)?
Edit: I did try tonight, as dh is out with friends (rare occasion so I enjoy the evenings alone, hah!). Ds was in hysterics! Shaky breath, unable to focus on anything, coughing, beat-red in the face. Tried different tactics, but Finally gave in. He was out in less than 3 minutes. *sigh It just breaks my heart that he's THAT hooked on it!