Talk about milking the cow ! I’m officially done nursing !
Ok ok,.. I’m still waiting for my boobs and body to get the memo but I’m done!
It has officially been one week since Vinnie last latched on and drink mummies milk.
We nursed for 22 months and 3 weeks ! ! !
I’m proud of what I have done, I’m happy I have provided my son with the ‘best start’ but I’m so so glad it’s over.
Some may ask what prompted the decision to stop, for me it was selfish reasons I guess one would look at it and say.
While in Greece for 9 days Vinnie went on complete hungry strike eating nothing but two fork full’s of noodles and declining water, as his mother who is responsible for him I was so grateful I still had the milk I could provide for him but my god was it exhausting. He nursed every 2 hours round the clock. It was hitting 40 oC most day, It was hot, humid and we were out most days walking.
Trying to drink enough water not only for my own body but for him as well was tough going.
The sleepless nights due to the hot weather, the noisy AC and the uncomfortable bed add to that I was on my period which happened to last a full 9 days ! (Half of the holiday and a few days once we were home). I was well and truly ready to reclaim my body once we were home.
And that I did.
On Wednesday morning July 16th 2014 at 6am Vinnie nursed for his very last time.
Over the last week we’ve had a little roller-coaster going on with a few tears and tantrums but mostly he’s been a sweetheart. Nap times have been easy-going. He seems to just pass out and fall asleep when he wants to, Which suits me fine. You may have seen on Instagram.
bedtime are another issue, I tend to lay on the bed with him in till he falls asleep, Before he was always nursed to sleep. So laying next to him I feel is the next step. It’s taking on average anywhere between 15mins-1.5hour for him to fall asleep. – This is a work in progress.
Overall it has been smoother than I expected. He is still pulling down my top to kiss my nips, Since I did have plasters on them for nearly 4 days and told him Mummy has ouchies. Kisses are so much better than nursing.
Over the last week I’ve pumped twice a full 5oz’s from each breast on the 2nd day, 2.5oz’s from each breast on the 3rd day and nothing since although I can see and feel I have a lot of milk going on in there.
As for Vinnie’s eating and drinking now. He’s like a horse I’ve never seen him put away so much food.
So that pretty much sums up what’s been going on in the nursing department.
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