I think the time has finally come for me to wean B. All along I've been waiting and wanting him to wean on his own terms, but I really don't see him doing that any time in the near future (meaning like, the next 6 months or so), and I'm done. Although I'm sad to be ending this chapter in our lives, I really feel at peace with my decision. So a couple days ago, I cut him down to just nursing in the morning and before bed. He's actually doing quite well, although he still asks when he's bored. And I'm not sure what to tell him. He'll stick his hand down my shirt and whine that he wants to nurse. When I say "not right now" or "not until bedtime" he asks "why?". And I'm really not sure what to say... I've just been telling him that that's when we nurse now, we don't nurse during the day anymore. Do you think this is a sufficent answer, or should I tell him something else? He's almost 2.5 so he understands quite a lot but I obviously don't want to offend him or make this any harder emotionally than it probably already is on him, as he is quite attatched. I offer something else to do/eat/drink when he asks to nurse, but he's not interested about 98% of the time.
Mommy to L - May 7, 07' , B - February 7, 09' , and R - August 18, 12'