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* You feel as though you haven't got enough
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Post by jools on Sat Apr 19, 2008 10:01 pm

I wasn't too sure where to put this but I've been starting to write this for a few days now.

My hormones must be all over the place at the minute as I feel so down it's unbelievable Sad

I'm assuming it is because Brody has suddenly dropped to just having his bedtime milk and everything is going 'back to normal' as such! I still haven't had a period but the way I am feeling it aint gonna be long!

The last few days have been terrible I just feel like crying all the time Sad Sad

What makes me most upset is before I fell prgnant with Brody I suffered from depression and was so scared of getting PND so I have been so glad I didn't suffer from it. Now I am starting to feel like I did before I fell pregnant :tear:

Please tell me this is all normal when brestfeeding is coming to an end! Crying or Very sad
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Post by happy_chick on Sat Apr 19, 2008 10:03 pm

Cant help hun but wanted to give u these :aww: :aww: :aww:
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Post by Natasha on Sat Apr 19, 2008 10:07 pm

Hunny :aww:


When Oli stopped breastfeeding, my hormones were everywhere!! it was horrible, I was moody felt I had no use anymore and that if I went tomorrow knowone woud even be botherd, because I had done my bit and wasn't needed, I felt very low.

I haven't told anyone that not even my OH.

I know exactly what you mean, the only way I coped with it is to look at what I had done and concetrated on doing other great things for Oli that we may have not done before.

You never stop caring and your life with or without breastfeedng will never be the same, so many other milestones to accomplish

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Post by nichola on Sat Apr 19, 2008 10:15 pm

:aww: it is very normal to feel this way.

It is all due to hormones (they have alot to answer for)

A hormone called Prolactin is involved in breastfeeding it also makes you feel happy and relaxed. When your baby cuts down on breastfeeding the level of this hormone drops and you can feel very low.

Even if you want to wean and have done it gradually feelings of loss are normal . You have reached the end of one part of your journey together but started a new phase. You are needed just as much just in different ways.

Brody may keep having his one feed for quite a while but you may like to think about marking the occasion in some way when you do stop feeding? MAybe a tea party with some supportive friends to mark the occasion of his weaning and celebrate your achievement in feeding him so long and to welcome the next stage of your relationship?

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Nichola x

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Post by jools on Sat Apr 19, 2008 10:21 pm

Thanks so much for the replies! :aww:

Tasha it's like you have read my mind! I have been feeling like I'm not needed anymore especially as Kev has had a week off work and insisted I stay in bed and generally taking over alot (bless him) But then Brody will come and give me a big hug and a sloppy kiss and I feel guilty for even feeling down in the first place! It's crazy how much hormones can affect the way you think and feel! Hope you are feeling better now! :aww:

I feel a little better already having got it out! Smile

Nichola thanks alot :aww: That idea is lovely and I think it will help alot when the time comes! ( I don't think he will drop this last bedtime feed for a while yet though! Very Happy )


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Post by Natasha on Sat Apr 19, 2008 10:35 pm

:aww: Aww hun

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Post by kay on Sun Apr 20, 2008 2:10 pm

I just want to give you a big hug :bighug:

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Post by piesmummy2006 on Sun Apr 20, 2008 2:33 pm

juat wanted to add i think it is normal too hun! and send these!!!! :aww: :aww: :aww:

hope you feel your self soon hun. xxxxx :bighug:
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Post by just Rachel on Sun Apr 20, 2008 2:54 pm

I can't add to what has already been sais so here is a huge hug just for you :bighug: :bighug: :bighug:
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Post by jools on Sun Apr 20, 2008 3:56 pm

Thanks everyone I'm feeling a lot better today!

Thanks for the hgs you lot are great! :aww: :aww: :aww: :aww: :aww:
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Post by jools on Sun Apr 27, 2008 9:37 pm

Well I was right! Everything has gone back to normal! Having the worst 'time of the month' Laughing ever! It's quite a shock after 2 years! :pml:

At least I am not as miserable now!
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Post by kay on Sun Apr 27, 2008 9:47 pm

:bighug:

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Post by Kasia80 on Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:18 am

I'm so sorry to be so late to your thread! :aww:
I hope you will feel better from now on!
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Post by piesmummy2006 on Tue Apr 29, 2008 7:32 pm

my first was a shock too!! xx
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Post by Helen on Mon May 12, 2008 1:22 pm

Glad your feeling a lot better hun!

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Post by Natasha on Mon May 12, 2008 6:18 pm

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