Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Am I a horrible mommy

for wanting to be done with breastfeeding?

I have been reading a few other blogs/stories about mommies that breast fed until their child didn't want to anymore. & they were so sad when that time came.

Me on the other hand, I cant wait for that time to come! I have been trying to wean Kenna for a while now. About a month ago, she was still nursing 3-4 times a day AND waking up in the middle of the night to nurse AT LEAST once. That's a lot of nursing, huh? & now I've got her down to nursing only at night, before she goes to bed. She still wakes up in the middle of the night but I just give her the binky and she goes back to sleep.

She will be one on June 9th and has one tooth, & is ready to pop another one any day now.

I told myself I was only going to nurse her for 6 months, then it turned into 9 months, then it turned into one year, and now that day is right around the corner and I cant wean her!! Don't get me wrong, I love the time I have when I'm nursing her and it's just she and I bonding. Buuuut SHE IS GETTING TEETH! & she is almost a year old!! & I'm just over the whole 'nursing' thing now. Is that horrible?

Honestly though, I think it is just a comfort thing for Kenna at this point. It doesn't seem like she misses her 3-4X a day feedings. But when bed time rolls around she definitely knows what time it is and wants to nurse. I feel like I should just let her wean herself when she's ready. Then again, I don't want to be nursing her when she is 18 months old!

Any advice?


TheMrs. said...

You are not a bad mom AT ALL! You are just human, I never breast fed so I don't have much advice. But I did have my kids off the bottle by 10 months old. I just felt it was best for them and for my insanity :) Good luck !

Mandy said...

You are not a bad mommy at all! I rarely enjoyed breastfeeding and did it exclusively only until she was 5 months because I wasn't producing anymore. But I have to admit that I was so happy when it was over

Ciera said...

Thanks ladies! It is nice to know I'm not the only mommy that cant wait to be done with it :)

Mommy said...

NEVER call yourself a bad mom, you are the greatest mom everrr! & you have breast fed for about a year. Thats plenty! You have done a wonderful job!


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