From the 1st to 7th of October was the World Breastfeeding Week (WAW2016) and I chose to stop breastfeeding during the night.
What a nonsense, y’all say.
After sixteen long months of request breastfeed, yes because even if my daughter Ginevra eats tagliatelle with sauce, lasagna and pepperoni every two hours wants the breast and if I don’t give it to her is going to be very cranky!! She wants the breast day and night. Forever.
After sixteen long long months I’m about to give up.
I can’t do anything during the day. I threaten her: “Look, I’m going to take you to school all-day long like your sister…” and she looks at me like: “What a egg are you saying Willis!” But during the night I’d like to sleep.
After sixteen months without sleep and lots of awakening, I invoke the motherhoods complain, as my friend Valentina Mammasfigata says. So, during a normal Saturday night I took Adelaide at the hotel with me.
Someone defined it like a real escape and that’s what it was! I escape from my daughter. Ginevra I love you but “stop breast” as your sister says. I’ve tried everything, but nothing. This was the only option that I had if I wanted to stop breastfeeding during the night.
Actually my husband told me to go away during the night. He couldn’t see me like that anymore, like a zombie walking around the house, always sleepy and sclerotic. He thought that was better gave me the birthday present earlier.
But how is it gone?
For me and Adelaide is been great! We woke at 1.30 am just because of Adelaide’s caught, but we fell asleep again immediately. Five hours of sleeping. For how long didn’t happen? I can even remember…
Also for Andrea is been great. Ginevra woke up just two times and drank cow milk with a straw and then she slept until 8.00 am. When I came back home, the baby was calm and that’s the important.
From 1st of October (and seems keep going well), Ginevra sleeps with her daddy and she doesn’t wake up during the morning anymore. I sleep in room with Adelaide. During the day Ginevra looks less for the breast, mostly for fall asleep. If I can I’d like to please her!
Sooner or later my husband and I will have a normal couple life again.
I hope so.
Ph by Giorgia Balestri ©2016 Once Upon A Dream
Traslated by Alice Perego.