I know that this time will come sooner or later and I was trying to do as much as possible for L. Little did I know that L was ready to wean off even before I was ready. That was about the time when L was 9 months, also the time when the milk supply started to dwindle. I “explained” to L that mummy will stop breast-feeding her soon and the reason was because she has “grown up” and will need to take in more substantial food. It may be the hormones cos I couldn’t help but start tearing as I talked to L. The thought of losing that close emotional bond was really too much for me to bear at that moment. I tried to comfort myself that there’ll be other things that we can do together to build on that bond.