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I am so sorry to hear of your loss and …

Comment on To the Mom of a Nursing Toddler by MtnHarmony.

I am so sorry to hear of your loss and what you are going through. I didnt want to wean my child either but was really run down and depressed. My body really needed a break mentally and physically. I had told myself in the beginning to just make it to 6 weeks, then it was 1 year then 2 years. And before 2 years I was cracking. I am not sure I did anything to promote weaning or not as I was in such a fog. But what did work better than ever expected was I had surgery on my wrist that required me to wear a sling. The sling covered my chest and somehow my child handled not nursing (whereas he never did b4!) because mommy was hurt. I don’t know if it would work if you wore a sling or if he just knew I had tangible physical pain. But it was so easy (at night it was a bit tougher) that I have never forgotten it. It was so quick that I had to take stuff to dry up my milk because I was so engorged by the sudden weaning. I am not even saying this is the route to take but you try something more sudden you may be surprised how well it goes. Whatever you decide remember it will take time to heal.

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