I also wanted to mention that I think a lot of moms associate clingy behavior with nursing. But now that Joe is actively weaning, it's easier for me to see that in fact, he can be clingy and needy without asking to nurse. Now, when he was nursing a lot, clinginess was associated with lots of nursing. But NOT nursing hasn't made the clinging any better - sometimes, it seems like Joe is even MORE clingy! So it's good to remember that, nursing or not, babies are demanding and parenting is SUPER hard work. Just my two cents.