Monday, December 14, 2009

I am retiring my boobs for awhile

Have I mentioned that Izzy recently weaned himself? No? Well, he did. And surprisingly, it wasn't a big deal. With Porgie, I was pumping 6 or 7 times per day (which was hell on earth). I decided to stop when she turned 6 months old. It was a very difficult transition. Although she didn't seem to mind the change in milk, I was an emotional wreck. I cried and cried and cried. I felt guilty. Incredibly guilty.

With Izzy, breastfeeding was so easy. He loved to nurse, and I loved our bonding time. I talked about weaning him several times over the past year, but when he requested to nurse, we always nursed. It was beautiful, and I loved every second of it. I know I sound corny, but it is true.

About two weeks ago, Izzy refused to nurse one morning. The morning was his favorite time to nurse, so I thought his behavior was a little odd. He continued to refuse to nurse during the entire week. He has taken a few days off before, but never an entire week. To my delight, I never became engorged. It was almost too easy. As of today, Izzy hasn't nursed for two week, and everything seems to be fine. He is happy, and I am happy. No guilt this time. Just fond memories of our two years nursing.

My big boy

13 comments:

Jenny said...
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Jenny said...

I was a bit surprised by the title of your post...great job izzy!

Nicole S. said...

Congrats on an amazing 2 years!!

Jeninacide said...

Wow! That is awesome that you could nurse for so long! I weaned Cole at one year and he is STILL trying to nurse. Talk about GUILT.

amanda said...

honey that is HUGE!!

congrats to both of you :)

Mama Kalila said...

Congrats! Ours seem to be on the same schedule... Kalila weaned around the same time. Part of me does feel a little bad though because I helped her along a little more than you did, which is not something I am comfortable with... But I was cramping and worried about the baby. She seems to be doing well though & hasn't made a fuss.

Just Jiff said...

Yay!

I couldn't breastfeed so I'm jealous. :)

Maybe on the 2nd baby.

Heather @ boy, girl, and a pug said...

Congrats on 2 years! So jealous!

Clare said...

love the picture, and i think 2 years is amazing!!

Eva said...

Perfect!

dani said...

wow, c, that is wonderful that he did it all by himself:) just wondering was he biting before he weaned himself or afterwards... as, once again, i am reading backwards.
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Danielle said...

Congrats on a great run- good to hear weaning was so smooth!

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