My daughter is 25 months, sweet, considerate, verbal. Nursing 2-3x/night, 1x/day before nap. She never tantrums or asks for things she doesn't truly need, and is always willing to negotiate.
But I am exhausted. I have never been very strong physically, and from the beginning nursing has caused me great physical distress -- all the water and sugar and chi just sucked right of my blood. It's like donating blood several times a day.
My employer has been VERY flexible, but it's been two years, and they say they need me to work 20 hrs/week (rather than 10) or they will have to hire someone else instead. And I love my job, and we really need the money.
I don't want to wean my sweet girl -- I know she wouldn't ask if it weren't very important -- but I don't think I can keep nursing and also have enough energy to keep my job.
The books don't seem to mention pure physical exhaustion as a motivation for weaning a toddler, so I don't know where to look for solutions...