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THE MISADVENTURE TALKS: WHY AND HOW DID YOU STOP NURSING?

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Sometimes I wonder…

Why does melted muenster cheese taste so much better than non-melted muenster cheese?

Is it safe to eat at Chipotle now?

Did I just pull a muscle taking off this sports bra?

Do you think women in The Middle Ages went into confinement after birth because they didn’t have access to squirt bottles, Maxi pads, and Hemorrhoid cream?


Welcome to “The Misadventure Talks” A blog series that addresses questions we all think about but don’t always ask out loud.  It was born out of a bathtub when two friends lost all inhibition in the middle of the day and no topic was off the ta…errr tub.
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In this week’s installment we are asking: If you nursed, what made you stop and how did you go about it?  It’s hard to nurse, and it’s not for everyone.  For those of us that did nurse, it’s also sometimes hard to stop.  Let’s help other Moms considering this by sharing our own experience.  So I’ll give my two cents. Then you’ll give your two cents. The hope is that all of these cents will add up to a whole pile of point of views (POV’s) that others can use to curate, eliminate, or validate their own, got it?

Rules of Engagement

  1. Don’t be a dick.
  2. Write your thoughts in either the comment section of the relevant blog post below or on my social media pages under the relevant post. Tag a friend you think might benefit from the point of views posted.
  3. You don’t have to be a Mom to engage in discussion, just ref: #1, please
  4. There are no right or wrong answers and nothing is up for debate (ref: #1)

Q: If you nursed, what made you ready to stop and how did you go about stopping? 


MIM’S TAKE:

“I knew it was time for me to stop nursing my first born when it got too challenging to pump at work.  I knew it was time to stop with my second when he kept pulling away.  It seemed he was no longer interested in the nurture it used to provide him.  He was getting constantly curious about his little world and no longer wanted to be buried in my chest.  To stop nursing, I gradually took away a feeding each day and my boobs just adjusted.  It’s a little uncomfortable at first.  Eventually I was down to one feeding in the morning and then one day made the decision to stop altogether.  It was emotional the first couple of days but after that I truly enjoyed what felt like a new found freedom.  My body was once again mine after a long 19 months of pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Psst: Want to hear something funny?  Several weeks ago, over several glasses of wine, several friends and I decided to see what would happen if we squeezed ourselves really, really hard. Most of us hadn’t nursed in years.  Guess what? Still got it.”

#MIMSTAKE

-MIM-

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