Am looking for some advice
My 13 month year old has been enjoying baby led weaning since 7 months, although continues to be breastfeed like no tomorrow :-). He is starting to eat slightly more solids though has 4-6 BF a day and co sleeps and feeds 2-4 times a night. He BF's to sleep at nap and night time. *I am happy to continue with BF for now and want to wean as gradually as practical and to make it easier for both Mum and son.
I am returning to work in December when my son will be 20 months old. My job means long days and a couple of nights away from home travelling every month. My husband is taking parental leave when I go back to work so the little one will be in good hands but I have doubts on how and when should wean. *I'll be putting my son in nursery for a few hours in morning when he hits 18 months too.
1) Do you think its important to wean prior or when I go back to work? *My doubt is if my LO could manage without BFs the nights I need to be away by age 20 months without too much stress or if need to wean in advance to make it easier for him (and his Dad).
2) In the case we decide to wean..how long in your experiences does it take to wean gradually, applying a "don't offer , don't refuse" approach. Is it a question of few weeks or few months? i dont want to start too early.
Thanks for your help all!