If Claire ever drinks formula it will be a miracle.
I am weaning and I am doing it cold turkey.
I've not nursed since Wednesday morning, and since then she has had water, with no complaints, YoBaby Yogurt smoothie with a little encouragement and a sip or three of hypoallergenic formula.
I wouldn't drink the stuff if you paid me, so I can't say I blame her. I know she's fine, she's making enough of a mess, if you get my meaning, and everyone from the pediatrician tells me that it's she will drink the formula eventually. That it's OK if she only drinks a little and gets her calcium from the yogurt. She's eating plenty. "Some 11 month-olds only drink 6 oz of formula a day."
I' trying to take my comfort there, but with weaning comes a weird surge in my hormones and hormones means more worry than normal.
I'm doing OK physically- the worst of the discomfort is past, I think. I am on cabbage #2, and although I was doubtful, it really works. I've also been on a fairly consistent Advil routine for a few days now. And wearing my snuggest sports bra. (It's a brand of bra frequently used by pre-op transgendered women and Drag Kings to "pass" so that ought to give you an idea of how snug we're talking.
And I think Claire is starting to understand that my milk is going away. She was sad and snuggly this morning, cuddling in my arms and nuzzling at my chest like she used to, and pulling down the top of my shirt.
It's all going to be OK.