My son is turning three tomorrow and he says, "Tomorrow is my birthday and I will be three and I won't get side anymore." He's been saying for a while that when he is three he will be done with side. ("Side" is his word for breastfeeding.) I'm be happy to be done, but he still nurses several times a day. I've asked him, "Do you WANT to be done nursing when you are three?" and he says yes. He has told me that if he asks to nurse I should say, "No side for you. You are three now." He's telling me to cut him off. But I've been through toddler weaning before and I'm thinking in my head, dude it's just not that simple... but my kids are very different individuals. Could it be that simple? I've told him he doesn't HAVE to be done. I asked him, "Will you cry when I tell you no?" He said, "Yeah, but you tell me no because I will be done when I'm 3."
So what do you all think? Should I support his goal by standing firm? Or should I cave the minute he asks? I don't NEED him to wean just because he's three, but if he wants to do it, I'm totally ready to be done when he is. Anyone else have a kid who suddenly decided to be done and followed through?