I never thought I would see my 18 month old go through withdrawl at such a young age. He's craving his "stuff" like a normal junkie and would do anything for his fix.
He cant sleep, cant sit still, is drinking large amounts of water to compensate for not getting his dose of breast milk.
I feel bad, because unlike caffiene or another drug that some children get, Breast milk and the act of sucking is so natural to a baby. It makes me think that maybe I am doing something wrong, maybe he isn't ready to be weaned. But at the same time he is old enough to drink milk, and I'm ready for him to stop.
Its been 4 days now. He's had about 15 minutes worth in 4 days. Hasn't had a drop in two. I had to give in that night. I was engorged, leaking buckets, and he was licking my shirt (no lie) I hope it doesn't take much long. I need my sleep, and so do the others in my house hold. Except Hubby, somehow he can sleep through anything.