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Sarah K

Mother of 2 Winnipeg, Manitoba @thesarahkhan

Older mom, newish baby, doodler, writer, teacher, lover of cheese and carbs. Coffee is my ride or die.

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The Emotional Struggles of Motherhood

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Sarah K

3 Months
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Moms! Question! If you breastfed your baby beyond 1 year, how did you eventually get them off the boob?

I breastfed to 18 months with my first, and she gave it up pretty easy once I told her over the course of a week that it was going to come to an end. (Weirdly easy).

My littlest is nearly 17 months and not only are the teeth killing me, but I know she's formed a comfort habit (we are away from each other all day so I get it)...but I need my sleep, It's too hard at my age! Haha!

So any advice on how to gently wean her without traumatizing her or cutting short her need for comfort and connection being separated from me all day?

Meli T

3 Months
Hi Sarah! I breastfed my daughter up until 2 years of age and being a new mom I didn't want to break the connection...worried about that. However, it got to the point where I was ready to detach her from my boob, because she was literally attached 24 hours, even while I was sleeping lol. I figured if it was the "sweet good taste" that babies love, then the opposite should turn her off. lol SO, I took a piece of raw aloe and rubbed it over the nipple and when she went to get her milk, the sent and taste AUTOMATICALLY grossed her out and she never looked at those boobs again. lol.  -  Reply

Sarah K

3 Months
Meli T Oooohhh...I have had similar thoughts about that...like how much garlic do I need to eat before it seeps in to the milk? hahaha! I may go that route because she is relentless. Same as yours...attached 24/7 but especially overnight for comfort when she clearly doesn't need it. I'll give it a try. -  Reply

Sarah K

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Happy Spring, mamas! May all the seeds you've planted througout the winter take root and grow beautiful, wonderful things!

Gabriella J

3 Months
Awww! This is so cute. Happy springtime, Sarah! 🌺🌸🌼🌹💐 -  Reply

Dani S

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Yay! Now, when is the cold actually going to go away?! -  Reply

Sarah K

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Forgot to tidy up last night. Not nearly as bad as it usually is. Maybe that’s why I didn’t notice until this morning?  #Housekeeping #workingmom

Bethany W

6 Months
Hahaha  -  Reply

Sarah K

6 Months
Bethany W It’s practically liveable lol -  Reply
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A new mom again in her 40’s, Sarah is an older mother of 2 girls, aged 10 and 1. She’s a working mom, a wife, a teacher, a writer, and a doodler. Her mission is to share reality beyond the filter, beyond the carefully curated insta-pic, and the hollow-quote memes we judge our existence against. She wants to spare other moms everywhere the feeling of failure and “not good enough”. So she’s real, not perfect; raw, not half baked. Join her adventures as she navigates new motherhood again after 10 years, and experiences a toddler and a tweenager, with menopause not far behind.

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