My 16- month -old son will be starting daycare three days a week in October, when I go back to work. My schedule gives some flexibility so I can visit mid day to nurse, but he'll be away from me for longer than he has before, and it will make him miss one nursing session. He has never taken a bottle or pacifier--always hated them. He also has no interest in lovies. He wants to nurse when he needs comfort, and to get to sleep. He currently happily spends a few hours away from me with daddy or auntie each week, but this will be longer--he is usually really at his limit looking for me after four hours, but he'll have to go for five hours two days a week now. We have three weeks to help him fully transition, and we've paid for those weeks so he can come and go at will to get adjusted. Any suggestions on making it easier for him?