My daughter is over two and we just started weaning last week. Mostly started this because her digestion has been really upset for almost a month, and no other dietary change has helped. We basically went cold turkey because my husband thinks that stopping breast milk and then restarting is very bad for child - he grew up on a farm and remembers that once certain animals were weaned they could not nurse again without serious health issues. Is there any truth to this? She would like to continue nursing. We told her that Mommy's breasts didn't work anymore. Since then I know she's sleepy/wants to nurse when she comes and asks me "Still broken, Mommy?" I would prefer to wean a bit more gradually, and am worried whether this suddenness is bad for her. She seems to be sleeping better, actually. She wakes up a couple times to ask if they're still broken, but accepts it and goes back to sleep pretty easy. Harder to get her to relax and go to sleep to start, but no screaming protests - about this anyway. Maybe this is more about me? I'm going to miss nursing! I went back to work full time 4 weeks after her birth, but have still enjoyed a (mostly) wonderful breastfeeding experience now for more than two years. I also still have milk - not painful, but wondering how long it will take before I don't have milk anymore.