It‘s been over a month since Bruce has nursed from these titties y’all! I finally have my body back. I’m so happy! Breastfeeding has been one of the most amazing and rewarding things I’ve done as a mother but also one of the biggest challenges. The start of our nursing journey was not easy. We had a few learning curves and some issues with clogged ducts. But we fucking did it!
My initial goal was to breastfeed until Bruce was about one. So when his birthday rolled around, I did a lot of research on weaning and got ready to close up shop. HAHAHAA! Boy, was that a fucking waste of time. I’m such an idiot sometimes I swear. I should’ve known that I could not decide when we were done. It took three tries for us to finally get Bruce sleep trained. So I don’t know why I thought I was in charge of this. I was on his time and he was the one who was going to decide when he was done with the titty. He straight up was like “Nah bitch. I’m not done yet.” But I’m smarter than him so I started to replace some of his nursing sessions with a ton of play time and snacks. Lol he fell for that shit quick.
We finally got nursing down to comforting and one session at night. My next goal was to replace the comfort nursing and that shit was hard. His molars were coming in and all he wanted to do was cuddle and nurse. When I would try to distract or offer something else, he just screamed. So I gave in and that set us back in our weaning adventure. It was hard not to give in to an upset baby just looking for comfort and cuddles. But I really needed my tits back so I was determined to cut him off.
I wish I could explain what happened and how we successfully weaned but I have no idea you guys. It was all Bruce. He used to wake up at 4am and cry so I would bring him to bed for cuddles and nursing. One night he slept until 6:30. So I ran with that shit! I cut him off. We were done. He asked a few times but I gave him a cup of milk instead. I continued with my distraction tactics and it’s been smooth sailing since. It was easier when I followed Bruce’s lead to wean him. It’s a bittersweet thing ya know? Sometimes I miss the cuddles and our little routines. Breastfeeding had been such a wild part of being Bruce’s mom and I’m glad we’ve reached the end because I missed weed so much. 😂 #BADMOM