Today, 02:13 PM
I weaned my 2.5 year old a few months ago (32 months old now). He would probably have liked to keep nursing, but I am pregnant again and nursing was starting to be excruciating for me, so it had to stop.
"Weaning" itself was successful. He hasn't nursed since June. The problem is that he still keeps asking for it! When I was actively weaning I told him Mommy had ouchies on her nipples so he couldn't nurse and that seemed ok. When he kept asking, we started telling him that big boys don't nurse, he's all done with nurse now. He seems to accept this... but it doesn't stop the asking.
When he's in a good mood, sometimes he will ask in a not-serious, sing-song way and it doesn't bother him if I just ignore it, which I usually do, or sometimes I remind him that no, he's all done nurse and he's a big boy.
It's much more problematic when he's upset, he wails for more nurse and he doesn't want to hear me offer other ways for him to calm down. When I say he can have hugs and cuddles instead it makes him more upset. (Well, that's typical of his tantrums, offering alternatives to what he really wants always upsets him more.)
He doesn't ever seem to actually want to latch on (thank god), but he does really want to tug down my shirt and get his head near my boobs, which I don't like at all. I don't want him pulling my shirt, and I don't want him touching my boobs anymore. I'm just not sure how to get him to stop this behavior, and the asking. They both drive me nuts. I put...