I am Mommy to L who is 2 yrs 9 mon old. Our nursing relationship has been strong and steadfast throughout L's first few years. She was an exclusive nurser until 9 mon when she began "playing" with table foods. Really didn't eat for substance until about 2 yrs. And I can tell has substantially cut nursing over the last 6 mon since I now have gained much of my weight back ( ) and seen how she "switches sides" during nursings.
We are really wanting to have another baby, but I am concerned about "weaning" L. We have always thought that we would be child-led, but I feel like I don't see an end in sight. Although she has substantially cut nursings, she still nurses in the night (2-3 times) and sporadically during the day. Often days might be just in the am and to go to sleep, but also there are days where we nurse several times.
What I am most concerned with is the fact that she has always been a pretty intense personality child and substitutions (especially at night or going to sleep) just don't work. Nothing will do but nursing. I can distract during the day, but night it just doesn't work.
We are also facing several changes in our lives. A move this summer, new job for Daddy, beginning school in August, I am concerned that a new baby may just be too much.
Lots of rambling...but eager to get input.