I am currently nursing my healthy, happy 19 month old. The problem is that I am three months pregnant and suffering from hyperemisis. I had it all nine months during my last pregnancy (I lost 40 lbs. total). With being dehydrated and malnourished I cannot afford the fluid and calories necessary to keep nursing (I've lost 15 lbs. thus far).
I am trying to wean gradually and kindly and have read everything that I've found on-line. She nurses 5-9 times per day with her being most attached to the long morning nursing (which I haven't tried to get rid of yet). I have done the "never offer, never refuse" for three weeks and gotten nowhere. I have also tried to shorten the nursing sessions, but the result was her first toddler temper tantrum. I've tried to take away one nursing session and distract (changed our routine, offering a snack and cup) and the result was her second toddler temper tantrum. She just doesn't seem ready, but I physically cannot continue and am feeling just awful (both nauseous and guilty!!!).
I have contacted my local lll leader and gotten the same advice that I've read on-line, so I am asking if any of you tried anything different or have some personal experiences to share. Thanks!