Weaning Ceremony

Regardless of how long you’ve breastfed or chestfed your child, when the time comes to finish that chapter of your shared lives, it can be a very emotional stage indeed. 

Breastfeeding or chestfeeding can be one of the most rewarding, beautiful experiences and gifts to give your baby, and also one of the most challenging. When the time comes to stop breastfeeding or chestfeeding your baby or toddler – be that after a week or years on into your child’s life – you deserve being celebrated for what you’ve done and held in this moment of transition, letting go, and possible grief.

I’ve dreamed and designed a weaning ceremony, as I felt this was sorely lacking in the lives of breastfeeding mothers and chestfeeding parents. It seemed to me as though feeding came to an end, life carried on, and there was a mother or feeding parent left with a heart feeling sore (even if relieved too), with little to no recognition of the immense sacrifice and devotion they’d gone through. And I’m so looking forward to holding space for you.

Why have a Weaning Ceremony?

A Weaning Ceremony offers you the time and space to stop and mark the end of your breastfeeding/chestfeeding journey. It offers you and opportunity to let any feelings come up and be seen and heard, allowing you to process them. It offers you closure – the closing of a chapter, the turning of a page – and it helps guide you and your child into the next phase of your journey together. And it offers you the opportunity to be nurtured, fed and cared for – like you have done for your baby.

Ceremonies allow us to be honoured and celebrated, and rites of passage and transition are important to help our hearts, minds and souls acknowledge how far we’ve come and the road we’ve walked till this point, to let go and grieve what we’re saying goodbye to, and to turn our eyes to the future ahead and to a new version of ourselves (however small that change might be).

'I feel so grateful for having Sara with me during this process of “grief and relief”. Grief for the moments I shared with my daughter that I won’t have back but also relief for having my body back to myself after the sweetest devotion I’ve ever had. Thank you Sara for making me feel so honoured after my breastfeeding journey has come to an end, for opening the space for me to feel all the feelings I had inside my heart and for closing this special chapter of our lives so gently and softly.'

A day to honour you

This ceremony is devoted only to you; to feel held, heard, seen, and cared for. It pauses time to mark this transition in your mothering/parenting journey, solidifying it and offering closure before stepping forward into a new chapter.

I’ll come into your home with one single purpose; to honour and celebrate you. 

The ceremony includes;

  • Space to tell your breastfeeding story
  • Being nourished with homemade food
  • Being nurtured with massage, cacao, and a ritual bath/shower
  • An opportunity and space to leave behind a memento of that moment to your child for when they’re older
  • An opportunity to include your toddler at the end of the ceremony, to also honour them and involve them in letting go of this shared past.

LET ME HONOUR YOU

Would you like to find out more about this ceremony and whether it is for you?
£130-£180
(Sliding scale depending on household income. Please see 'Notes on Pricing')

Offer this ceremony as a gift to somebody else

If you’d like to offer this weaning ceremony as a very thoughtful and caring gift to somebody in your life, you can get a voucher from me here – just please write in the notes when ordering that it’s for a weaning ceremony (so I can write that in the voucher instead of the monetary value).

‘I’ve never thought about celebrating this part of my life before. We usually celebrate the beginning of new things such as a new life being born, a new lifecycle, a couple about to begin their life together or even a new house or a job, but never the end of something which most of the times can bring us the feeling of grief.
So why not embrace it, allow yourself to feel all your feelings and make this moment a day to remember?
I feel so grateful for having Sara with me during this process of “grief and relief”. Grief for the moments I shared with my daughter that I won’t have back but also relief for having my body back to myself after the sweetest devotion I’ve ever had.
Thank you Sara for making me feel so honoured after my breastfeeding journey has come to an end, for opening the space for me to feel all the feelings I had inside my heart and for closing this special chapter of our lives so gently and softly.
I can’t recommend this experience enough and I wish every mum could have a weaning ceremony to make them feel so special and strong as I felt. Just like my home birth this is definitely something I will never forget 🤍’