UPDATED August 1st, 2016 I’ve nursed all three of my kids. I breastfed longer with the first two than with the last one but each time I weaned them, the horrible guilty feeling was there. I quit breastfeeding for different reasons with each child and with two of them, I nursed in tears for months. Was I being a bad mother? Was I depriving my child of magical nutrients he might need? The answer is clearly: No.