So, I've written a post or two before regarding the frequency of Brody's nursing. He's 20 months old today, and doesn't seem to be slowing down in the least. I do not want to wean him completely, just maybe down to about half of what we're doing right now. It's not uncommon for him to nurse 12-14 times a day still, and often times, he just wants to stay attached to my boob even if he isn't actively nursing. I really enjoy the closeness with him and I'd be happy to sit around all day topless so he can nurse whenever he wants, but it just isn't that way. Obviously he does it for attention a lot of the time. If I'm making dinner or otherwise not paying any attention to him, he BEGS to nurse. Whines, cries, tries to climb up my legs, pushes me, yanks on my shirt, and just throws a general fit. And although he doesn't eat a ton of solids (I wonder why ), he doesn't NEED to nurse that much, so I'd prefer he doesn't. He also likes to do it when we're out often, which I'm starting to get uncomfortable with. Not with people staring necessarily, but more with actual physical comfort. He's getting so big, and it's tough to be discreet with such a big "baby".
So any gentle weaning tips? I suspect this is not going to go well. Right now we're still basically nursing on demand, and if I tell him "in a bit" or "soon", we have what I've described above. Major meltdowns.
Mommy to L - May 7, 07' , B - February 7, 09' , and R - August 18, 12'