I have a 19 mo little boy who loves to nurse. We have gradually worked down to ~3 nursing per 24 hours. He doesn't nurse before bed. He ALWAYS wakes around 4-5am and is desperate for nursing. He isn't hungry (at least doesn't need calories) as he has an overnight g-tube feed due to a chronic lung disease.
He also nurses once or twice during the day, usually before his nap, sometimes after it as well.
He always ask to nurse if he is hungry, if he falls and gets hurt or is upset about something.
He really likes it. But I think it would be good to wean him soon as we have some trips planned in the next couple months.
I will be away for 2.5 days in two weeks, since I'm only nursing 2-4 times a day, can I do "cold turkey" or do I need to decrease amount of nursing first?
Also, what is the immunity benefit of nursing when he is only doing it for a few nursings? If significant, I may wait until the worst of virus season is over. The last thing I need is him in the hospital with RSV or something like that again.