Wean isn’t a dirty word! Wean simply means transition or change. Think of weaning as a way to reestablish balance in your breastfeeding relationship, get more sleep or end annoying behaviors on the breast.
When baby weans before you are ready
It’s been 20 months since I stopped nursing my then 16mo son. In many ways, I am still not over it. I’m actually teary eyed as I write these last sentences. I’m not sure why it makes me so sad. At the most basic level, I was simply not ready. Not ready to let him go, not ready to accept him growing up, not ready for the next phase. I had just come home to be with my “baby” and all of the sudden I felt like he didn’t need me anymore.