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I had two nights where I actually took a bath with Juliana without her popping on and off of the boob the whole time. It was glorious.
Then yesterday I took Juliana to Gymboree and forgot to bring the blanket. She wanted to nurse a couple of times and I told her we didn't have the blanket, which she accepted. Then she fell and hurt herself. I couldn't just let her scream, so I nursed her. And then she realized we don't really need the blanket after all. :-( In the bath last night, she insisted on nursing and no longer bought the fact that we couldn't because we needed the blanket. I did cave and nurse her but I had DH come and bring the blanket to right next to the bath, hoping that we could eventually build back up the association.
I feel like I am trying to wean now, and even though I'm not trying to wean her altogether, I guess I kind of am. Why do I feel guilty? She's almost 2!
Setbacks like that are really discouraging, but mommies, while amazing, are human and make mistakes.
You just have to get back on the path and keep walking the way you think is best.
I think that walking a path in the grass is an excellent metaphor for parenting. You go the same way enough times there's an obvious path that they can follow as they get older and more independent.
I also think that it's okay to set some limits on breastfeeding once it's a secondary thing, she's still getting the physical and emotional benefits, and you get some much-needed space. But if you're not comfortable doing that there's obviously no obligation to.