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Advice Needed: Did anyone else feel guilty when they stopped breastfeeding

Posted by on Feb. 4, 2013 at 10:43 PM
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Did anyone else feel guilty when they stopped breastfeeding?

by on Feb. 4, 2013 at 10:43 PM
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abra
by Abra on Feb. 4, 2013 at 10:53 PM

yes! I think it is a combination of the major hormone change that happens as you stop producing milk, the pressure from others to continue going, and the maternal instinct to keep going (whether or not that is what is best for baby and mom). ((hugs))

babydylan3
by Member on Feb. 4, 2013 at 10:58 PM
Oh yeah!! Not just all the thoughts that were going thru my head but all the comments ppl day when they ask if u are giving breast and you answer with no not any more. I hated that it made me feel like total poop when I had no control over how much milk I produced:/ good luck don't feel guilty
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SewingMamaLele
by Silver Member on Feb. 5, 2013 at 12:44 AM

nope!   weaning was bittersweet, but both of my boys were ready ( and i was more than ready!).    if you aren't feeling good about it, then i would reconsider.

abra
by Abra on Feb. 5, 2013 at 12:49 AM
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This is not necessarily true. I had to wean my son at 6 months because he almost tore my nipple off (no joke). I didn't feel it was time to wean but I didn't have much of a choice. Feelings are not to be trusted. 

Quoting SewingMamaLele:

nope!   weaning was bittersweet, but both of my boys were ready ( and i was more than ready!).    if you aren't feeling good about it, then i would reconsider.



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kaybri2012
by Member on Feb. 5, 2013 at 12:52 AM

I felt bad from the get-go because I wanted to bf but my body just couldn't produce more than a few ounces a day.  I dried up by 3 months.  No amount of assistance or specialists could help.  My body just said no. 

JacksMom1221
by on Feb. 5, 2013 at 12:57 AM
I cried. I had plenty of milk until I started birth control pills. I only took them for a few days, maybe a week then noticed my supply was running low. I tried everything I possibly could to get my milk back, but to no avail. I finally gave up and cried. Then, after a few weeks of formula I got over it. He was, and is, healthy and smart. This year, at 2, was the first time he's ever been sick. Had a fever for 2 days and got over it, yay!
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MixedCooke
by Gold Member on Feb. 5, 2013 at 12:57 AM
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depressed like she didnt need me anymore.  I did pump so she had enough milk until about 17 months old.  : /  They never latched so it was a loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong time of pumping, longer than most Mothers last pumping.

pinkiebabii
by Bronze Member on Feb. 5, 2013 at 1:50 AM
My son hasn't weaned yet but I won't feel guilty when he does because it will be up to him when it's time for him to stop nursing.
There will be no encouraging or forcing coming from my part so there will be absolutely nothing to feel guilty about.
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Wonderfulmom314
by on Feb. 5, 2013 at 3:24 AM

Yes , I felt bad , but b4 I had stopped I formula  fed him during the day and breast at night.He wasn't getting full  from the breast anymore so I just formula feed him

elliotmommytobe
by on Feb. 5, 2013 at 3:25 AM
I felt very guilty and I still do. But its whats best for my ds. I wasnt making enough milk and he was losing a lot of weight he was 7 lbs 11 oz and got down to just 7 lbs hes now 6 months and 15 lbs 10 oz
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