I posted this on another board but maybe I will get a better response here!
My son is now 23 months old and I am not quite sure if he is wanting to wean or not. I really, really don't want him to yet. We have had such a close relationship and it has been so rewarding nursing him for this long.
Here is what is leading me to think he may want to wean....for the past couple of months, maybe only a select few times has he actually asked to nurse. I am always offering it to him now. He nurses 3 times per day. He nurses first thing in the morning, as soon as I get home from work and then right before bed. He sleeps through the night so he never nurses through the night any more. Each time he nurses...I offer it to him and it is more just part of our routine. But it has gotten to the point lately where if he is busy playing in the morning, and I need to leave for work...I have to pick him up and carry him over to me to get him to nurse and at first he resists and then he finally will nurse. I feel almost like I'm forcing him to nurse sometimes...and I so do not want to do that. Once he does start nursing he seems so content and then will often ask for the other side even.
Does all of this mean he wants to wean? Or is it just because he is a curious, active toddler that doesn't want to miss anything so he doesn't want to take the time out to nurse...even though when he does, he does still actually enjoy it? I'm 4 months pregnant right now too if that matters...but this pattern seemed to be even before I got pregnant. I don't seem to have a lower supply yet from what I can tell when I express any milk.
Last question...if I have been nursing him 3 times a day for months...and then I let him just nurse whenever he wants...it may then only be 1-2 times per day some days...but maybe back to 3 other days...won't that drastically effect my milk supply or at this point is that ok?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!