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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*sixyearplan View Post
    I think I'd like her to wrap up on her own by 4, but I don't know of she will do it without actively weaning. or even wean without active weaning. She's all about T. She said this morning "I want T. I Loooove mommy's T. Milk tastes like sugar."
    I love hearing what kids say about nursing!

    Your timetable is exactly mine. Sometime during age three or by age four.

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*avery.mom View Post
    The night was Wade's last feeding and one night he fell alseep withot it and then the next and next.. The other day he asked to nurse again and he latched on and then popped off.. So honestly it was super gradual..
    This is exactly what my dream is. How did you feel about the way it went? And would you have allowed it to go this way if you reached your sort of cutoff point and he wasn't quite ready yet?
    Teal

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    This is exactly what my dream is. How did you feel about the way it went? And would you have allowed it to go this way if you reached your sort of cutoff point and he wasn't quite ready yet?[/QUOTE]

    I struggled with it, more emotionally ( my last baby). But otherwise it felt so wonderful to let him decide for himself. He still askes to nurse but he doesn't when I offer.. We snuggle alot at night now before bed. It was so gradual and smooth.. I feel so lucky.
    Allie
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    I think I may have to ship DS off and not let him come back until he thinks girls have cooties. He nurses pretty much every morning and if I want him to nap. He just asked to go lay down and nurse because he was tired

    I just don't know how to wean him and not DD. I'd love to be done completely but I feel like I owe her more time.

    Amy married to my bestfriend since 10/30/04

    Proud SAHM to DS born 2/17/07 and DD born 9/11/08 Both weaned together 11/2011
    Currently milk, peach, peanut and tree nut free. DD has outgrown her wheat, cheese, egg, garlic, and citrus allergies

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*amy.marie View Post

    I think I may have to ship DS off and not let him come back until he thinks girls have cooties. He nurses pretty much every morning and if I want him to nap. He just asked to go lay down and nurse because he was tired

    I just don't know how to wean him and not DD. I'd love to be done completely but I feel like I owe her more time.
    I don't know, mama. You have nursed her for almost three years. Even if you start actively weaning, she will have many years of nursing. Where is she at now as far as need to nurse?

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*avery.mom View Post
    I struggled with it, more emotionally ( my last baby). But otherwise it felt so wonderful to let him decide for himself. He still askes to nurse but he doesn't when I offer.. We snuggle alot at night now before bed. It was so gradual and smooth.. I feel so lucky.


    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*amy.marie View Post

    I think I may have to ship DS off and not let him come back until he thinks girls have cooties. He nurses pretty much every morning and if I want him to nap. He just asked to go lay down and nurse because he was tired
    You know, this is part of why I don't want to fully wean yet. It makes going to sleep SO EASY.
    Teal

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*duckpond View Post




    You know, this is part of why I don't want to fully wean yet. It makes going to sleep SO EASY.
    I was really surprised how easy Wade fell alseep after we weaned.. just food for thought.. He would nurse till he slept but when he weaned he now just goes to bed..
    Allie
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    You know how my DD1 dropped her last feeding, the one right before bed? Temper tantrum. She threw a freakin' fit one night, and ended up skipping nursing because she was busy kicking and screaming. She ended up falling asleep with her dad rubbing her back. After that she asked to nurse just a few times more.
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    my "baby" is 6 mo younger than Tiff's ... not actively weaning but have been thinking that I have no clue how to eventually go about it because #1 weaned while I was pg with #2 (but didn't yet know it)

    Although for #1 - we were down to just bedtime (but not nursing to sleep). He really liked doing "flap" and other interactive books that really need 2 hands and are hard to do while latched on. I gave him the choice of more books or "mommy milk" and no books .... and he chose books.
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*sixyearplan View Post
    I don't know, mama. You have nursed her for almost three years. Even if you start actively weaning, she will have many years of nursing. Where is she at now as far as need to nurse?
    She'd do it a lot more often if I let her She asks at morning, naptime, bed time and a few random times in between. She mainly likes long nursing sessions and I usually cut her off before she stops them herself. I feel bad since it's not her fault I'm so done, but she has to suffer for it.

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*duckpond View Post




    You know, this is part of why I don't want to fully wean yet. It makes going to sleep SO EASY.
    Ah if only he actually went to sleep! He says it like that because he knows he's got a 50/50 shot of me doing it. I'm a sucker for the thought of a nap. I bet you if I got out of bed before him he'd stop the morning session. I'm just afraid the cuddles would stop too.

    Amy married to my bestfriend since 10/30/04

    Proud SAHM to DS born 2/17/07 and DD born 9/11/08 Both weaned together 11/2011
    Currently milk, peach, peanut and tree nut free. DD has outgrown her wheat, cheese, egg, garlic, and citrus allergies

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*avery.mom View Post
    I was really surprised how easy Wade fell alseep after we weaned.. just food for thought.. He would nurse till he slept but when he weaned he now just goes to bed..
    Ooooh. That does sound tempting.
    Teal

    25 May 96 and 14 January 08 and 27 February 2012

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