Leaving Never Never Land: A Weaning Story

This is probably one of the topics that I try not to talk, think, worry or plan about. I don’t know about you, but it makes me feel not so happy. I have dreaded dreamed about getting to this stage because I know I have fulfilled my breastfeeding goal. Even gotten waaay past it.

For more than 3 years, I sometimes wish I could have my body back. It’s not always fun to sleep in one position. There are times you’d want to cuddle but there will always be times that you just want to be with yourself. I guess motherhood changes all that.

Lately, Jack Jack is regularly nursing twice a day: before his afternoon naps and before night bed time. Besides the occasional boo boos and tantrums that need some comfort nursing. With the right weaning attitude, I know one of these days he will decide to stop. A sad thought but I know it is a part of him growing up.

I am often reading other Mom’s weaning experiences. And from there I know that the weaning process could come naturally. Or sometimes it could happen overnight. Whichever it could be for us, I have to be ready.

What really surprised me is that kids forget how to breastfeed once they decided to stop. Just like how kids forget Never Never Land when they leave. A bit of relief and a bit of fear. It can only mean one thing: they is no turning back!

Although most of the time he relies on nursing to sleep, there are days and nights that he would just sleep on his own. It scares me – that’s for sure. But when he does stop nursing for good, I would know that he is ready.

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I'm a WAHM, Struggling Wifey, Breastfeeding Advocate and Belly Dancer. The Lazy Mama always finds the easiest and most efficient ways to do mama stuff.

5 COMMENTS
  • MummyinProvence
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    This is so lovely mama … Made me feel so sad at the thought of BiP walking away one day and not coming back for boobie even if somedays I can’t stand it.

    Such a lovely post!
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    1. The Lazy Mama
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      Thanks MiP! It makes me lonely and happy at the same time. I think it’s pretty normal for us to be like this. So I’m just enjoying every moment.

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