Hi all - I'm a planner, so I was hoping to get some ideas as I think way ahead to DS weaning.
He's 9 months old and still nursing 4x a day (this after a really horrible ear infection/nursing strike - so I'm really proud of him). Some days, he'll throw in an extra. I try to offer before solids, but the only time he'll nurse that DOESN'T involve going to sleep is when he first wakes in the morning - and that's only if he didn't nurse at 3 or 4 am.
My ultimate goal is to get to 12 months with him. It's a personal decision I've made to make it at least that far and then begin to taper off. My daughter finished completely at 13 months, and I liked the way that worked for us both.
At what point will I begin to cut out feedings? Do I let him nurse as often as he wants UNTIL he's 12 months and then start to cut them out?
What about the fact that now, he will ONLY nurse before going to bed - except for the early morning nursing?
Any thoughts would be great! Thanks!