If you chose and are able to breastfeed, then you know that weaning is an inevitability. You might not know when, or how, that process will go, but you do know that you will not, thankfully, be stuck breastfeeding your kid for the rest of your natural life. But weaning a breastfeeding baby isn't always easy, dear reader, and if you're parenting with a partner the ordeal is likely to cause a few, shall we say, disagreements.
I vividly remember weaning my oldest son, and I'm currently in the throws of weaning my youngest. And I can safely say that, well, weaning sucks. (No pun intended.) It sucks bad. I think what makes this parenting "milestone" particularly difficult is that the onus is primarily on me, the person who was breastfeeding. While my partner could be supportive and sympathize, the responsibility of helping my children transition out of the breastfeeding phase rests on my shoulders. And while I understand why — my partner can't lactate — I can't help but feel a tinge of resentment. Honestly, it just doesn't seem fair.
So, yes, every now and then my partner and I have some words, especially when weaning feels impossible or, at times, cruel. We made it through weaning kid number one, though, and I'm sure we'll make it through weaning kid number two as well. I just know it's going to involve us enduring the following fights, because parenthood: