weaning

My Breast Pump And I Stayed Together For The Kids

Photo by Valeria Zoncoll on Unsplash

When I met my breast pump, I was on the rebound from a breastfeeding relationship that hadn’t turned out the way I hoped

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I Knew It Was Time To Wean When Breastfeeding Became A Trigger 

We waded through this uncomfortable place in our relationship.

When the time came, I knew. I felt it in my gut, and in my body, each time my muscles tensed up at her request to nurse.

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Why It Doesn't Bother Me That My Daughter Prefers Her Daddy

Taking an actual break while my husband parents feels somehow subversive, no matter how often I do it.

My toddler’s recent preference for her father has gone from sub-textual to textual. She has no compunction about loudly pushing me away and requesting her dad instead. I’ve been reprimanded for even speaking to her on occasion — “Don’t talk to me, Mom! Don’t talk!”

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