It's with a heavy heart that I must announce Aidan's weaning. We've successfully breastfed since his birth -- over 10 months -- and that's quite an accomplishment for such a painful, frustrating beginning (for me anyway). But now he's got teeth and just about EVERY time he nurses, he bites. I thought I could train him to stop by yelping out, showing him it hurts mommy, but it doesn't help. I've even squalled like a baby at him when he does it and that makes HIM squall, and I thought that since that upset him, he'd stop. Nope. This morning he bit me again -- both boobs. I mean every time. And I'm scared to put my boob into his mouth now! There's nothing else I can do and it makes me sad.
So that means formula for the next few months til he turns a year old. The manual breast pump I have isn't strong enough to take enough milk out to sufficiently feed Aidan. I'll still nurse him to sleep at night because he doesn't bite me then and MAYBE nurse him in the morning.
Do you know what this means too? Once he's completely off my boob, I can go on a diet!! I can get my figure back that I so desperately miss. My hormones will align again properly and shed this fat that has been covering me since my first trimester well over a year ago. I really REALLY miss my old clothes and I have TWO pair of pants that I wear -- one maternity jeans and another sport pant that I wear around the house EVERY day. I'm sick of them. I am SO looking forward to having my body to myself again, but at the same time, I will miss the bonding breastfeeding relationship Aidan and I had together.