I really want my 8 m/o to stop using the soother. There are times when he will only nurse 2 minutes and then cry until I put his soother in (will not latch back on). He has gone hours without nursing (latches for a minute, comes off crying and wont latch on. Cried until i put his soother in). I had OALD the first few months so whenever he nursed he would sputter and choke. I think that is why the lack of comfort nursing. I just dont like artificial nipples or soothers. We've gone through at least 5 packages of soothers because we lose them. I hope I dont get flamed for wanting to wean him from the soother but i just dont want him to wean early and i want him to be comforted by himself or by me....ot a piece of plastic. Any advice???