My boobs were my tools of the trade for almost 20 months.

Once my youngest daughter weaned herself from the Magical Boob Juice, the fun really began!

(And by fun we all know I mean chaos!)

Pull up a chair, sit a while, read a few pages.

Keep and open mind and a joyful heart and you too can get pumped into the world of The Milk Maid.


5/2/08

Lactation Cessation Mish-Mash

It's official... Ava has weaned herself. I have a lot of mixed emotions about this, and I'm not even sure where to begin putting my feelings into words. I miss her snuggle time with me. I miss her enjoyment. I miss the comfort only I could provide.

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We made it to 19 months.
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That's one year, seven months, a week, and a couple of days.
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Approximately 600 days.
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There were so many times I wanted to give up in the early days. There has been so much knowledge gained. There's just so much to write, but again the words just don't seem to want to flow forth onto the page.
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--The Milk Maid says can I still be the Milk Maid?

13 comments:

Aunt Becky said...

Like you, I have mixed feelings about it. Alex made it to 12 months and weaned himself.

*sighs*

B said...

Well, you had a good run. You'll just need to have another kiddo if you want to remain the Milk Maid. Either that, or get a job at a dairy..sorry..if we let you go easy..we have to make exceptions for everyone.

Heidi said...

I'm sorry! That has to totally suck!! ((hugs))

Candace said...

A,
I am just so proud of you and your committment to B'Fding. When I FINALLY get PG and have a baby, can I bug you ALOT about how to get through those early stages of Breastfeeding? Pretty Pleeeease????

Michell said...

Yes, you can still be the milk maid. You done very very good mom. Many women do not make it past the first couple of months. You did fantastic. I'm sure that this will be a bit sad for a while, at least until there is another one.

Michelle said...

After 19 months, you deserve to always be called The Milk Maid. You have done a wonderful job!

singletracey said...

you ARE the milk maid! Damn girl 19months.. you are a queen in my book!

Happy Weekend My Friend!

twondra said...

You're definitely still the milk maid to me. :)

Kelly said...

Oh, honey, I'm so proud of you. And jealous =) 19 months is a beautifully long time to nurture your child in that way, and I'm sure you'll have another babe to breast very soon. I understand the mixed emotions, but as others have said, you'll always be Milk Maid to me.

Marcy "meg" said...

I think Ava is making room for another baby and that is why she weaned herself! Congrats on the 19months!!!

Dory said...

I thought I'd be relieved when Rocky weaned himself, but I was ...whatever... for a couple weeks. Then I was happy to have my body back to myself. Well, myself and the hubster. lol

I only nursed Dino a couple months. We had to put him on soy. blah.

Dory

babybound said...

Awwww I'm sorry. I'll suck your boob if you want. Wait....nevermind.

Deena said...

You'll always be the Milk Maid to me!
Hugs.