I lurk pretty often and I've posted a few times. I posted something about this on the BFing board but I think this board might be a slightly better place to ask about this.
My 13 m/o got teeth a couple of weeks ago (5 in a couple of days). She has been a great nurser for a long time. We have been at 3 nursing sessions a day for a few weeks (morning, nap and bedtime). For the past week when I try to nurse her, she latches for about 30 seconds. Then she unlatches, yells, relatches and bites, and then unlatches and cries. Tonight DH came in with a bottle of water and she got all excited, grabbed it, guzzled it down while making the same face she nurses with, and moved towards her crib where she promptly fell asleep cuddling with the bottle.
I spoke to an LC today who said that DD is either excited about her teeth or self-weaning. I had hoped to nurse until she self-weaned or until around 20 months. I did not expect her to wean this early and I'm feeling really terrible. It sounds dumb, but I feel rejected. I don't know if I should try for another week or so or if I should just accept that she's done.
Any advice? Does anyone have their own child-weaning stories? Or could you share how you felt about it?