Guppy is no longer nursing. About three week ago, he had a nasty cold. He was very stuffy and miserable. During that time, he decided that he no longer wanted to nurse. I kept offering to breastfeed him, but he refused my offers every time. I thought that everything would return to normal when he was feeling better. I was wrong.
For the past few weeks, I have continued to try to breastfeed my baby at nap-times and nighttime, but he wants nothing to do with it. He is done. Completely and totally done. At first I was okay with it, but then I went temporarily insane. My crazy hormones kicked in, and I was a disaster. I found myself constantly fighting with my husband, yelling at my kids, and randomly crying in the car on the way to Target. Let's just say that last week was rough.
I am feeling better this week, and I am trying to find peace with the whole situation. I was prepared to nurse my baby until he was at least 2 years old. And even then, I thought he would gradually wean himself from breastfeeding. I was not ready for an abrupt stop. But ready or not, my baby is growing up.