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* You feel as though you haven't got enough
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Zach has Weaned himself off the Breast!

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Post by Chelle7 on Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:48 pm

Hi Girls
It has taken me a day or so to able to come and tell you all this, but Zachary has weaned himself off the breast completely now! Crying or Very sad I have been so upset not only because he has stopped but because I will never BF again! (I'm off again......)

I know that I have done well to do it for 13 months but it hurts like hell and although OH and friends have been dead encouragiing I know that no-one will understand like all of you. It is like part of me has gone..I am being silly as my baby is healthy and happy. :aww:
He just decided no more and I let him lead me....I think I have done the right thing but he will only drink from a cup now! Crying or Very sad

I managed to feed all 7 of my kids (some longer than others) and can honestly say it is one of the best feelings I've ever had in the world. Anyway I know that I should be Happy Very Happy that I've been able to do it and that Zach is doing so well, but I am still in bits about it.

Sorry for my moaning & thanks for listening!
P.s will change my ticker tommorrow...any ideas what to replace it with would be grateful :wave:
Luv ya
Michelle x x

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Post by kay on Sat Dec 01, 2007 7:50 am

:aww: Aww Chelle!
1st of all, a very big :bighug: to you!
You have done marvellous - and for him to go from breast straight to cup is fantastic!
I know what you mean though, this is my last pregnancy (so OH says :tear: ) so I am trying to make the most of every minute. despite feeling rotten lol!!

You know we are all still here for a chat - and i am sure you'll be in a great position to advise having fed so many Wink

Speak soon,
Kay :preg:

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Post by ldnug on Sat Dec 01, 2007 8:03 am

:aww: I can imagine how u r feeling - Emily will be my last child (i am only allowd 2!!) and i want to BF her for as long as possible. I know it will be a difficult day when she no longer wants to. You have given Zachary the best possible start and have let him take the lead - you can do no more than that.

Well done to you for BF all 7 of your children and i am sure you will be a font of knowedge for others for many years to come!

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Post by Kasia80 on Sat Dec 01, 2007 11:38 am

:aww:

Well done for nursing so long!
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Post by angpixi on Sat Dec 01, 2007 9:18 pm

i totally understand and dont think youre silly! it makes me sad just to think about not bf any more! theres nothing like the closeness you get when youre bf your child its hard to let go :aww:
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Post by jools on Sat Dec 01, 2007 10:16 pm

Aww hun I can imagine how hard it must be for you right now! :aww:

But really WELL DONE! What a fantastic thing you have done for all 7 of your kids! It really is fantastic! :bighug:
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Post by Chelle7 on Sat Dec 01, 2007 10:19 pm

Iam sooooo missing BF Zach! Crying or Very sad Now when he cries I have to guess what to do other than pop him on which worked like magic! confused

He was pulling at my boobs and my top like mad today then looking at me as if to say 'come on Mum you know what I want' this left me totally confused as to what to do! Everything in me wanted just to feed him but I didn't, thinking we would be back to square one, that and my milk supply will probably be pretty much gone after feeding him only once or twice a day for the last few weeks!

Anyway I hope 2moro is better.
Thanks everyone for your support it really helps :group hug:

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Post by Natasha on Tue Dec 04, 2007 10:13 pm

I am so sorry! I missed this post! Shocked

First of all im sorry its come to an end but you have given him an amazing start! and i hope your very proud of yourself!

As for him wanting to go on now and then, this is perfectly normal when children wean.

As this is a form of comfort he will keep coming back to it until he and you find others way to comfort him.

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Post by piesmummy2006 on Tue Dec 18, 2007 7:22 pm

awwwww only just seen this post it must of been sooooooooooo hard not to give in hope you r ok now xxxxx
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