I am preparing to wean starting next month when my DD turns 2. (Reason: am over 40, in a hurry to get pg again, and heavy nursing is keeping me from ovulating properly...I've done my homework (thank you Eve!) and am sure this is what's going on.)
I'm dreading this process; because of my DD's persistence and my inability to say "no", we've gotten nowhere with gradual weaning. The only thing that has worked is being apart during the day.
So, I've used cabbage leaves with great success in the past to treat blocked ducts, and am considering their use to dry up my supply. I may take DD to Granny for a couple of nights to facilitate this. But how long does it take to decisively stop a milk supply? If I were to let her nurse for comfort after the cabbage process, would that get the lactation hormones revved up again?
As you can probably tell, I'm not really sure what path to take. Maybe I need tips on how to deal with raging tears rather than cabbage! I've tried every distraction technique I can think of, but she's not to be put off. If I could get pg and keep nursing I would, but this doesn't appear to be an option.