My son is 21 Months old. Up until last night he was only nursing to fall asleep at nap/bed time. I originally wanted to nurse until 2 years old, but my DS is very tall and heavy and wakes 3-6 times a night to nurse. I havent slept through the night since the night before he was born; and now my arms hips and back are starting to be sore constantly! Last night I decided to start weaning. He fought it initally for about 20 minutes, crying, hitting me, then rubbing my breasts, trying to suck through my shirt, he even tried offering me HIS breast hoping i would return the favor. He FINALLY fell asleep and woke 3 times at night to nurse, He cried around 2 minutes each time but did not nurse.
I am feeling very sore and conflicted today. Ilove my son and I want to make the right choice, but at the same time I would like to try to have some adult time. Because of the night nursing my husband and I have not been out for a late night since before i was pregnant! Also my DH wants me to make it to at least the 2nd year. He would prefer to have our baby lead the weaning process But i dont think my son will ever stop!!
My questions are this: A) Am I being selfish by weaning before 2 yrs?
B) Is this safe for me (my breasts)
C) Will my son feel neglected by this???
Thank you for reading my novella and PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE give me some advice!!!