Hi mamas, My little girl is almost 2, she has done everything a lot sooner than expected walking, talking, potty. She’s been exclusively breastfed since birth up until the last week or so, she has just naturally stopped asking for it and has gone to sleep without it the last 3 nights. I knew this was coming, and I thought I was okay with it, but I’m currently in floods of tears thinking about how my baby doesn’t need me anymore, I know this is a completely normal part of parenting and I’m so happy and proud of how independent she is! She is also due to start pre school in September which is also now hitting me, I’ve spent the last 2 years at home with her, raising her everyday, I’ve not spent a night away from her. I’m just finding this all very difficult, how do you mamas deal with this? What takes this sadness away?
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I’ve heard this is a thing when you stop breastfeeding caused by all the hormones! Hope you’re ok xx

What you're experiencing is very normal. I'm still bf my daughter (currently 21 months) and I know she is starting the journey of slowly naturally weaning. It's makes me reply emotional to think about it and so you're not alone. Someone told me to think about it slightly differently. It's not that she doesn't need me, it's that she needs different things from me. It sounds like lots of change is coming up which is a lot to think about and prepare for. Just know you're doing brilliantly and all of your feelings are so valid and it's okay to not be okay right now.x

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