Re: Weaning a strong-willed child with a deadline
I hear you momma! When toddlers nurse out of boredom their sucking pattern does not release prolactin into mom's blood stream . So the hormonal payoff for you is not present.
Nursing feels more like an imposition and less like a loving way to nurture.
The more alternatives readily available to your son like books, puzzles, play do etc... that involve your input and attention the less fuss he'll make when a nursing session is delayed. However if no alternatives will quench his desire, then he is not quite ready to wean.
But October is still a long ways off and he might wean on his own by then.
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