From Walking To Weaning…
Last week’s blog was about Kizzy taking a couple of steps to walk and we got all excited here at the Ikotun’s household.
Well, this week Kizzy has been weaned off from breastfeeding!! This I must say was not easy emotionally and it was a challenge. I knew I was ready to transition and I needed to make a decision whether to continue or to say bye bye to the boobies. Anyway, last week she went on a weekend trip to see her grandparents and she slept peacefully during her nights there without breastmilk. When I picked her up, she cried reaching her hands and pulling my shirt down. I knew at that moment I was in a big pot of soup! She cried on our ride home and I still didn’t give in. To make a long story short, I had to have a conversation with her as she cried and looked at me with despair. I said to her “Mommy is done and no more milk for you here.”
For those of you who don’t know my toddler already transitioned to eating solids ever since she was six months so having prolonged breastfeeding was just for her comfort. I had to come to a realization that I was just her “pacifier” as other moms would refer but she didn’t need it. Especially at nighttime when it’s time for her to go to bed, she would be on it for about five minutes and then fall asleep…and the stories continue.
I definitely miss our breastfeeding bonding time because that’s something I cannot trade with anybody. However, we’ve found other means to bond plus she’s bonding even more now with daddy which I’m happy about. He now takes over the nighttime routine which involves reading and putting her in bed. It gives mommy a little bit of a break that was needed. Oh! The best part about this is that she sleeps all through the night!! Did I say that loud enough? Yes! My princess sleeps through the night and doesn’t wake up until late in the morning. This is when I say GOD IS GOOD!! HALLELUJAH and AMEN
We are extremely thankful for this huge transition and it happened really fast, but we are ok with it. Thanks for following me through this journey and I’ll continue to do my best to bring you along my transitions as a mother. Take care and God bless.
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