Hi! I am new here & I am SO glad that I've found this forum. I wish I'd thought to look here long ago for support!
My beautiful son is 3 years & 2 months old. He has been a voracious nurser since the minute he was born & it's been a wonderful relationship that we have both enjoyed.
At this point he nurses for comfort... if he's upset or tired. He sleeps with us & wakes several times during the night asking to be nursed & then he goes right back to sleep.
I am 3 months pregnant with baby#2 & I feel that for us, it's time to wean. I've been very sick with this pregnancy & my breasts are sore. I admire the women who do tandem nurse, but I personally just don't want to do that.
So, I would like to wean my son very soon --- months before the new baby is born & he sees the new baby nursing. Our first pediatrician was on me to wean him from about 15 months. I wasn't about to wean him then & he didn't want to. We switched pediatricians. The new pediatrician supports the extended bf. I've asked her for advice on how to wean. She says to just stop. She said that he'll be angry with me for a while, but it will not emotionally scar him in any way (my biggest fear). I of course haven't attempted this at all yet & feel stuck.
Do I just "stop"? Do I explain to him for a week or two that we're not going to bf anymore & then follow through? Is that mean? Will I scar him in any way by doing that? I'm just dreading the whole process.
Any thoughts or advice are really appreciated.