A mum’s honest account of what it felt like when her baby son refused to breastfeed anymore has gone viral.
Emily Holdaway said she felt “rejected” and “useless” as she tried to offer her breast to soothe 19-month-old Ziggy to no avail.
She has given an emotional insight into how helpless she felt, and how she cried as she realised she couldn’t “fix” her baby’s hurt anymore.
The post was put on the mum’s blog ‘Raising Ziggy’ which gives an “honest parenting journey” and has been shared over 600 times by mothers who felt that her words resonated.
The mum from New Zealand didn’t expect the moment her son would stop nursing to come so soon, kidspot.com reports.
Emily’s Facebook post read: “This is what misery looks like. When breastfeeding no longer offers the comfort it used to, and you don’t know how to take away the pain.
“Last night I felt so helpless.
“Ziggy was in pain. His bum was red, his cheeks were hot. He was crying and crying and crying. I offered him the comfort of my breasts, and, through his tears he shook his head and continued to cry. I looked at AJ.
“‘I don’t know what to do’.