The Breast Pumps and Feeding Bottles are Out!4:19:00 AM
Yes, it is indeed time. Bella turned two years and two months yesterday but is still breastfeeding. She seldom drinks milk from her bottle and she uses spout instead of a nipple. It was hard for me to wean her before because it was heartbreaking to see her craving for my milk. I guess she was too young to wean. But today, I decided to wean her because:
1. I think she's getting thinner because the nutrients she gets from my milk is no longer sufficient.
2. I am thinner too. lol
3. She's two! She is heavier and taller!
4. She's going to play school next month and I really need to wean her.
5. Hubby thinks we should really stop breastfeeding Bella because she is a big girl now.
And so we did that today. I said hi to the breast pump and Bella said hello to her silicon nipple. It was her first time to use it. Since she doesn't have a choice, she has to do it. She even said the formula milk and her feeding bottle is her new favorite. But she really had a difficult time sleeping. She got used to falling asleep while breastfeeding. She slept so late today. It is already 4:30 A.M. here right now.
As for me, I need to pump the milk every time I feel that it's gonna drip or if there is a pain on my breast or on my back. This is a huge change for me. Imagine breastfeeding for two years and two months! I can now wear my other clothes and will no longer worry about buying clothes without opening/buttons on the front.lol
What did I do to make her stop from breastfeeding? I just sliced some lemons and squeezed a bit of juice on both nipples. When she tasted it, she was totally disgusted and said, "Yucky yucky deedee". She calls my breasts as "deedee". Sometimes, she would open my blouse and try to deedee but still, it tastes yucky. So, even if I ask her to try deedee she won't! She knows it's very yucky. hahaha..Hubby and I were even giggling at her because she looks funny every time she opens my blouse and would attempt to put her mouth on it. Before her lips reach my nipples, she'll remember how it taste and would cover my nipples with my blouse again.lol
I love breastfeeding because Bella and I got tons of benefit from it but we all know that it doesn't stay that way forever. And for us, today is the time to stop. How about you mommies? How did you wean your baby from breastfeeding?