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First thanks for starting this blog and putting it out there. I have been having a very hard time lately with stopping nursing. I would call it weaning but it seems too negative. I have read A LOT on it and none of the experts seem to really help with it. She loves her nursing time. I love it too but at some times I resent it also because I have to do it and my husband can't help and it seems like my body is not my own any more. He is wonderful and supportive of everything but also doesn't have any idea to help.
One person gave me the advise to just cut her off. I tried on a weekend when I would have help at home. She just cried for me almost all day. I then got so engorged and was miserable. I also started to feel very depressed. By 11 pm after she would not go to sleep it was obvious that both of us were not happy and gave in and nursed.
I have also tried to redirect her attention or give her milk and food but she still wants and needs that comfort. She is very sweet but there has to be something to help her want to stop nursing possibly faster. Also any ideas to help me deal with it."
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