Re: Weaning 13 month old: dropping/adding feedings
I think a fair number of moms on this forum have used the Dr. Jay Gordon method to night-wean their babies/toddlers. I did something similar and it worked really well!
I can totally understand how your daughter's newfound ability to ask to nurse would set back your weaning plans! Personally, I think it's worthwhile to grin and bear it for a while. My feeling is that when a kid masters a new skill, they use it over and over and over again- for a while. And then they get bored with it and move on to something new! That's not to say that your child will stop asking to nurse- just that it will become MUCH easier to distract her as time goes on.
How is your baby's solid food intake? A lot of young toddlers are still very much breastfed babies, and breastmilk can make up a surprisingly large part of their nutritional intake. I know my kid was pretty much living on breastmilk until she finally became interested in solids around 15 months. I know this sounds like I'm trying to divert you away from weaning, and I'm really not- I guess I'm just trying to say "Don't be afraid to go slow." Especially because you might be surprised how much renewed energy you have to continue on with daytime nursing if you can get your daughter night-weaned. I know getting a decent stretch of sleep really helped me regain my enthusiasm for continuing to nurse.
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