So I hope to be done breastfeeding at the end of the month. My dd will be 18 months next week.
To start the weaning process on my end, I've started cutting back feedings. With the help of my DH, we're distracting her by playing outside or giving her snacks. (cheese, yogurt, etc.) Other times, I just let her throw her mini-fits and give her her pacifier.
Then I let her nurse right before bed and no more than one time in the middle of the night.
This is my plan for the next week or so. Then hopefully we can cut out one of the night feedings altogether. And eventually all.
I'm kind of sad to see my dd grow up so fast. It only seems like yesterday I was struggling to BF my newborn...now I'm still nursing an 18 month old! But I'm also ready to move on with this part of our lives. And I also need to start taking some meds to get my adult acne under control. I've been dealing with acne for over 10 years now and I'm ready to take some action...
Am I doing the weaning thing right IYO? It seems to be working so far, but it's only been Day 1 of the restricted feedings until bedtime.
She throws a sippy of whole milk at me if I try to offer one to her instead. So maybe more cheese and yogurt will work. She drinks a whole sippy of whole milk each day at daycare. I guess she just wants the "fresh" stuff when she's with me...