I don't know why I am writing this, I suppose I just want a little support, since no one around me has ever dealt with this. My lo is soon to be 18 months old I never thought I would have nursed her for this long. However, I have decided to try to wean her over the next month. I want my body back to mine, and dear lord, I need the sleep. She has nursed every night of the past 17 months atleast every 2-3 hours. Over the past 2 nights I have done the dr Jay Gordon method of night weaning. Tonight is our 3 rd night. She is actually already waking less often and tonight for the first time EVER, she fell asleep without nursing. I am happy, and sad both. I know it is time, but it is still hard emotionally. I was planning on nursing until she was 2, but I am whimpy. She was just getting too demanding with nursing, wanting the breast then popping on and off for a few minutes at a time, and she is getting really bad about playing with the opposite nipple she is nursing on. I am not comfortable with that and she pitches a horrible fit when I cover the breast up so she cant play with it. Holding it is ok, but I am not into the pinching, ect. My lo also has many allergies, peanut, wheat, egg, and milk...and I feel like I am putting her at jeopardy everytime I goof up eating. I would just feel safer if I only had to guard what went in her mouth.
Well, i have found the reason I needed to post this....to rationalize my need to wean on paper.
So, this is one small step...falling asleep without the breast- we still co-sleep so she is still near. I dread the next 3 nights when she cant have the breast at all for 8 hours a night. It looks like she will do well though.
Thanks for lending an ear...or I guess I should say an eye.