Hello LLL ladies!
I love having this site, even though I am not here too often. I know you all are there when I need you. And are always SO undestanding.
Here's what is up with us:
Two days ago..I decided it was "time"..time to wean, to be "all done nummies" ...it was just time. My dd is 25 mo. She is a COMFORT nurser. Both my girls have been scince birth. I have always nursed on demand, and neither has ever taken a paci, bottle, or thumb. And my oldest dd did not get attatched to a lovey until after she weaned. So when I weaned dd#1 at 21 months, we picked a weaning day and we basically went cold turkey. It was awful and so emotional. I swore I would not do it that way again. And to make it worse with her I got a breast infection!
With dd#2 we have been trying to wean gently. Spending months working on night weaning, and for the most part we were down to 3 times a day or less. More often than not it was 2 times. So I thought..easy we can do this. Two days ago..I began telling her it was gone. All done. She was crushed! I continued on. No no, mommy has no more. DEVASTATION! Made it one solid day not one drop...day and a half, nothing. Lot's of tears...begging me "pppplleeessss mommyyy"..then sobs like she is in mourning! Wanting to kiss it..hold it..something. It was heart breaking. This morning..she was still at it.. And I NURSED her! I do not consider it a fail. I sobbed she sobbed...I said **sniff sniff sob sob** "You tried so hard, so did mommy. We will try again when you are ready to be all done." And with that she wept softly and nursed. I am happy. The nightmare of emotional heartbreak is over.
So, when we are ready..I want to approach it from the angle of her way of nursing. Comfort nursers HAVE to be more difficult to wean than ones that take a pacifier, or bottle. Any tips and suggestions would be greatly appreciated!! Thank you so much LLL mommies~