Re: 16 month old using me as a pacifier
Well, there's complete weaning, day-weaning, and there's night-weaning. A 16 month old baby is old enough for any of these 3 options. Night-weaning might get you more sleep while enabling you to retain nursing as a mothering tool during the day, and for me that represents the best of both worlds. Night-weaning almost always means accepting some increased disruption of your sleep for a while, and I'm not going to lie: it usually means some crying on your child's part.
If you want tips on night-weaning, let us know.
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"