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Naomi is finally weaned....

It was a tough decision to wean Naomi off breastfeeding. It just happened, because I have to, both my nipples are sore and cracked and they are just too painful to be Naomi's pacifier.

So, I was frustrated of Naomi constant waking up to look for "nen nen" in the middle of the night. I just ignored her out of frustration and soreness. After 10 minutes of whining and whirling, she stopped. And surprisingly, she slept through till morning. And the next day she woke up, she didn't ask either. So I just went with the flow, kept distracting her on other things, and the whole day she wasn't breastfed once.

At night was a bit tough, when it's bed time, she used to latch on to sleep. I went cold turkey on her, she was crying very bad, for 20 minutes, slept of tiredness. And woke up a few times a night whining but she wasn't crying. I can't describe my heartache... it was painful to see her cry like that.

The next day again, she asked a few times for "nen nen" but I managed to distract her to something else.

And that night on the bed, she asked me "mummy, nen nen?"
"no darling...." I answered.
"mummy pain pain......" She said it herself, and hugged me.
Then she asked me to sing her "baa baa black sheep, before I finished the song, she already closed her eyes and sleep. And that's it, she was weaned and didn't wake up in the middle of the night....

I was so touch by her understanding behavior. What a sweet little angel. I thought the whole weaning process will be very tough, it took me by surprise that it was only one night! Well, she still ask, to try her luck, but she won't cry anymore after I say no.

So, Naomi was last breastfed on 5/6/2008, 1.08am. And it has become a history.

I seriously miss breastfeeding my baby girl, so much...

12 Muaks:

sue said...

Wow... that's so good to be able to wean her off so quickly. My Izac's 2 1/2 and still treats nen nen as pacifier on and off :S I wish I could make him quit soon...

Vivianz said...

sue, i thought it would take forever too! It took me by surprise!

Blur Angel said...

hahahah ... yeah mummy is free now! :)

Vivianz said...

Min, yeah, free liao. But hor, I miss her on my breast very very much...... :(

beckysmum said...

I believe when we talk nicely to them, they will understand :-) Naomi is so good girl!

Mummy to Little Miss Sunshine said...

Yay! Viv, u did it. But I do understand the way u feel about missing the feeling.

chanelwong said...

well done mummy....you have breastfeed long enough wow...

wen said...

finally, but very sad that u wld be missing the bonding time with her...

it seems that Naomi is very easy to wean.

Bryan's Mama said...

well done!

bZbee said...

my nipple sore like mad..i just cannot tahan to see lil avi cry at night if i dont give her pacifier a.k.a my nipple to sleep...i get back ache..sore nipple..and cold tummy...wished i can let her cry..but she cries so loud that it might wake the whole block(apartment)..

Vivianz said...

Thanks all! :)

bzbee... I can understand how you feel. My nipple were so sore until I seriously couldn't feed her. I just let her cry for that one night. Oh, trust me, it broke my heart, but now, life is so much easier!

karenyiau said...

Bravo on what you have done, a proud mummy. :)

I only b/feed mine for 9 months and yes, after I stop, I really miss the feeling very much even until now......

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