I had hoped to do child-led weaning with my son, but when it was clear to me he would happily nurse well into school-age, I gently weaned him at 3-1/2. It was a decision I did not make lightly and it was with both sadness and joy that we made our way into our next chapter of our mother-son relationship.
It has been nearly a year since his last nursing session and he still pines for the "ba-ba's" He tell me he misses being a baby because when he was a baby he had nursies. He wants to hold my breast for comfort and snuggle them when he is tired or upset or sick.
I love that he has found so much joy and comfort in our nursing relationship, but I also want to help him find his way in the world without mother's breast. That he can find comfort in snuggles with mommy, or daddy, or even begin to learn to find ways to comfort himself.
Does anyone have any advice?