garddwr Posted January 11, 2012 Share Posted January 11, 2012 So the breastfeeding thread has me thinking about my current challenge and I thought y'all might have some advice. You'd think since this is my fourth child I'd have ideas of my own, but honestly weaning not my strong point. DS is 19 months, I'm two months pregnant and exhausted. I have breastfed all my babies for extended periods, I think the earliest I weaned was 23 months, and one went almost 4 years before being fully weaned. I know lots of women who say they lose their milk or kiddo loses interest in nursing when they are pregnant, but my babies are apparently getting enough of something--either milk or comfort--to just keep going. I have tandem nursed twice, but really don't want to do that again (yea, that's what I said last time...) DS6 was the easiest to wean, I just told him he was too old to nurse anymore and he never asked me again--he was the 23 month old. Both dd's were over 3 years old when weaned, and I just had to talk to them about it and be firm. My current nurseling is not very verbal yet, I don't think I can just reason with him about it. I'm hoping to gradually get him used to getting most of his nutrition from food (he still gets a lot from me) then cut back--but like I said, I'm really not good at this. Especially when it comes to night-time nursing. Anyone want to chime in with experience/ideas? TIA, Sarah Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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