Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Weaned, accidentally

Over Thanksgiving, I injured my back. I have no idea what I did, but I could barely bend over. I took a few aspirin, completely forgetting that aspirin is a no-no when nursing. I figured it was no big deal, I was only nursing Christopher twice a day at that point, anyway. I'd just skip a day or two until the aspirin was out of my system.

I checked with his doctor, and she said it was fine to nurse again. I did, and he was kind of meh about it. Then, the next day he outright rejected me. He is fine with his cow's milk, thank you very much. I thought about trying to get him to nurse the next day, but I decided just to let it go. It is easier this way.

He still loves to snuggle, which was my favorite part of nursing anyway. I feel kind of sad about it, though. With Clare, I was sad after her last feeding, and the next day I was so happy. I am still waiting for the so happy this time. I think it is partly because he is likely my last baby. You never know, though, I suppose.

And I guess I am not sad to say goodbye to the nursing bras. I also plan to stock up on wine for Christmas, which I will be able to drink at anytime of the day. Not that I will. But I COULD.


  1. It's such a bittersweet thing, isn't it? I'm still having a mix of feelings, even with having another baby on the horizon.

  2. First off, I'm glad your back injury wasn't more serious than what can be 'fixed' with a few aspirin.

    I felt sort of sad when I was done nursing Ben, too. I made it to the year mark and was glad to have my body back, but I know what you mean about the one-on-one snuggle time. (Plus it gave me an excuse to sit and be lazy for a few minutes.) ;)

    Let's grab a glass (bottle?!) of wine SOON!!