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The Last Feed

Goodbye breastfeeding, goodbye my friend…

I have finally done it. I have given Wriggly that last taste of breastmilk.

She has had her last feed. To be honest, I doubt there was much milk left for her to enjoy, but there you go. She is 19 months old and until a few weeks ago, she was showing no signs of giving up those night feeds. She would even attempt squeezing in a feed or two during the day.

I loved breastfeeding my babies but by the time she had her last feed, I was ready. Wriggly was not as willing to stop as I was but such is life. The fact of the matter is I think the milk had gone and she was suckling for comfort more than anything else.

As I was giving Wriggly that very last feed just over a week ago, I knew it would be my last time nursing my baby. She still loves to cuddle in the middle of the night, head between my breasts, seeking comfort and reassurance. She can have that.

Goodbye breastfeeding, goodbye my friend…

Moving from breast to bottle has been a rocky road for Wriggly and I, as I wrote before. Because she was drinking so little formula until recently, I would get the smallest and cheapest ready-made cartons I could get, no matter which brand they were. Each carton would last a couple of days.

In the past four or five weeks, Wriggly has had one bottle just before bed as well as a bottle in the middle of the night most nights. Over the last week, she has also had a bottle just before her nap.

Can you tell Wriggly is enjoying her afternoon bottle?

The Last Feed - Enjoying a Bottle Before her Nap

Aren’t sleeping babies the most gorgeous sight?

The Last Feed - Sleepy Baby

Goodbye breastfeeding, goodbye my friend…

102 Comments

  1. Jill Fairbank
    02/03/2016 / 6:53 pm

    For a special little nephew whom has just been born

  2. jackie beckett
    02/03/2016 / 7:21 pm

    would love to win for my grandaughter only the best will do for her

  3. Karen Dixon
    02/03/2016 / 8:13 pm

    For my niece who is struggling to find a milk that suits her

  4. Laura Vitty
    02/03/2016 / 8:51 pm

    I’d love to gift it to my best friend who had her first on November 30th, a little boy called Luca.

  5. Leanne Bell
    02/03/2016 / 10:00 pm

    My 16month old will not drink cows milk either, so I would love to give this set a try x

  6. mrsdhdow
    02/03/2016 / 10:02 pm

    I have heard great things about Hipp Organic and normally using SMA would love to try the difference

  7. Dawn Hull
    02/03/2016 / 9:04 pm

    I would love to win these for my friend who is due to have her first baby this month.

  8. Hekna
    02/03/2016 / 9:44 pm

    I’d like this for my little one and I love Hipp’s products

  9. Lisa Mauchline
    02/03/2016 / 11:15 pm

    My daughter is 1 in a couple of weeks and we’ve tried cows milk in her cereal and she isn’t keen at all so we’re going to stick with formula just now so this would be great. Love the reusable box too

  10. adeline bovière
    05/05/2016 / 9:44 am

    rien que de lire ça me met les larmes aux yeux… le sevrage a été bien plus dur pour Marine que pour les deux autres….ça doit être parce que c’est la petite dernière…; la 1ère boite de lait que j’ai acheté m’a donné les larmes aux yeux quand je l’ai regardé posée sur l’étagère dans la cuisine!!!! Je l’allaitais encore le matin et le soir (via le tire lait) mais le mois dernier Marine a décidé de ne plus vouloir têter…. alors j’ai dû enfin couper ce petit cordon qui restait, mon bébé ne voulait plus de moi…. snif snif… Ce matin je lui ai donné le dernier pot qui restait au congélo, bye bye le lait de maman.
    J’ai trouvé ça très dur tout le corps médical s’en fiche du sevrage alors que j’ai trouvé que c’était un étape à chaque fois difficile encore plus pour Marine, tout le monde te dit : “tu n’as qu’à tirer ton lait!”, je voudrais les y voir moi!!!!!
    Cette semaine Marine a 6 mois finalement je l’ai allaité peu par rapport aux autres témoignages….

    • Mel
      Author
      05/05/2016 / 9:56 pm

      Oh ma belle, tu me mets une boule au ventre… La fin de l’allaitement est difficile pour une maman, surtout quand on comptait continuer un peu plus longtemps. J’ai eu beaucoup de mal avec Wriggly. Savoir que c’est ton dernier bébé rend les choses encore plus difficiles.

      6 mois pour la puce… oh la la, le temps pase trop vite! J’ai l’impression qu’elle est née il y a quelques semaines!

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