Hi there, ladies. My son will be 3 in a couple months, and still nurses to sleep (nap and night), when he wakes, and to fall back asleep during bedtime/naptime. I feel like I have lost patience for it all, and I need to wean him very soon.
He is very sensitive and very verbal. I'm wondering if/what I can say to him about weaning. I know that he will get upset if I say that nursing is what little babies do and that he is getting to be a big boy. I think he will also get upset if I say that I have "Owies" or similar. Any other suggestions? Do I just not say anything about it?
I am also thinking that my husband will need to take over bedtime. He has never, NEVER put DS to sleep before. Currently I cosleep with my son, who has just started sleeping in a twin bed pushed up against my mattress (but he rolls on to my bed pretty often). My husband sleeps in another room for various reasons, so it will be very different for both of them. Any tips for my DH? If your SOs handle bedtime, how do they do it? The part of nursing I find most frustrating is early morning, when DS will wake, nurse, sleep fitfully, nurse more, try to pinch, try to sleep more, etc etc etc.
Thanks so much for any advice you can give. I am very nervous about this. I don't want to make my son sad, but at the same time I feel I will be a better, more patient mom once I wean him.