Let me first say that, if you are following us on Instagram, you will notice, I have not been posting that much as I am planning Sparkle’s 1st birthday shower, a baby shower for my BFF, and working on the end of the year calendar for Louis B Kids+ Louis B Boutique and my other business SHE. In the midst of all of this, I am in the stage of weaning Sparkle, it’s just time, but why do I feel so bad?
This has been one of the hardest things I had to do dealing with her. I mean breastfeeding is emotional and I’m sorry but I want my breast back. A couple months ago, Shayna, from Pirates and Peonies did a post on her ending her time with her youngest and I was happy to hear I wasn’t the only mom who publicly expressed that they wanted their boobs or body back.
The beginning was so hard for me, I only breastfeed SJ for about 4 months and it was never exclusive because I returned to school a week after I gave birth and didn’t have much time to pump or dedicate to feed him. So this time around I was determined. I forgot about some things like, getting the proper latch (ouch), sleepless nights because breast milk doesn’t keep those tummies full for long.
To start the weaning process, Sparkle has been eating solid foods for almost 6 months now despite the fact that she does not have teeth. She normally just nurses without the the use of bottles because I simply don’t have time to always pump. Today, has been day 1 of the weaning and it’s been a long long long long long day! Seriously! I nursed her maybe three time already and plan on nursing one more time right before bed time. We just had a episode for her late nap because she’s used to me nursing her and I refused. So she fussed for a good 15 mins and than my husband took over to put her to sleep. I feel horrible. Am I rushing her and she’s not ready, why do I feel so selfish, I do have a right to do be since I exclusively nursed her for an entire year.
Any suggestions for Day 2 will be greatly appreciated.