I posted a similar post in Breastfeeding While Pregnant but this board looks like it gets a bit more traffic and really I think it's more of a weaning issue anyway.
I really need to start weaning DS. He's only 12 months, but I am overwhelmed by his nursing demands and now that I'm pregnant again he's exhausting me by still waking up 3-4 times a night to nurse.
I've tried all the regular tips and none have worked.
Distractions - MAYBE last a few minutes. He's a very focused baby.
Food - He already eats 3 full meals, snacks between and drinks water from a cup. He refuses to drink cows milk and doesn't particularly like juice.
Reason - He's not old enough to be reasoned with - although trust me I've tried.
If he's distracted by any of the above he makes it up by asking again a bit later and he's throwing unbelievable fits (smacking and kicking me). I'm starting to make less milk now that I'm pregnant and it only seems to be causing him to nurse MORE which is not only futile and exhausting but painful.
I'm at a loss. Frustrated. Overwhelmed. Does anyone have some golden advice for how to handle this?