I started to cut back on one session every other week to very gradually wean DS. He has been surprisingly ok without nursing before bed, and it has now been about 4 days without him asking at night, which I am honestly shocked by. The next and last one to go is the first morning nursing when he wakes up. I used to nurse him first thing, and now I have him play in his crib for about 15 minutes before I get him so he does not associate waking up with nursing as much.
I still really want to cuddle with him in the mornings, and look forward to it every morning, so I am not sure how to drop the nursing but still keep the cuddling? He is not into being held much while drinking from his cup.
I appreciate any suggestions as we are getting closer - I think I will be in shock when he is finally weaned