Re: I want to wean my son
Tips on weaning an older child:
- Talk about weaning. Older children can internalize the rationales for weaning (e.g. it makes mom tired, it makes mom sore, if the child wasn't nursing mom might have more patience and time for play, etc.)
- Set limits on nursing. These can be limits on when nursing takes place (e.g. only right before bed or only when everyone wakes up), the duration of nursing (e.g. no longer than x minutes, or only until mom finishes singing a song or counting to 10), or they can be limits on where nursing takes place (only at home, only in bed, only in a special chair).
- Offer a reward for weaning. A lot of moms of older nursing children incentivize weaning with a party- your child picks the location, the gift(s), and the attendees. When the party is over, so is nursing.
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