Jen - mom to 3
DD who I FF
I survived 10 painful mastitis infections and managed to nurse DS1 till he was 3 years and 7 months
and now DS2 4 years now working on gentle weaning and
"Pride is one of the seven deadly sins; but it can not be the pride of a mother in her children, for that is a compound of two cardinal virtues - faith and hope." Charles Dickens
I was kind of surprised when I read How Weaning Happens that what they talked about as child-led had some mommy influence involved. (Good, quick, easy ready, BTW.) I think paying attention to your child's needs is important, and it is also important to find ways to meet your own needs.
DS 1/2006 9 lb. 2 oz. 22 in.
DD 10/2008 8 lb, 2 oz. 20 in.
Completely agree with pp. Each child is different, each Mommy is different, each Family has different needs and taking all of that into account will help you make the right choice for all of you. Most 3 year old nursing toddlers understand limits and can be taught to understand and appreciate the given situation.
Best of luck!!
Thanks everyone. As of right now, she's really not asking during the day anymore - once and a while on the weekend. And I haven't been actually offering at night, but she just asks at bed time, well, rather, helps herself . So the nights haven't been too bad lately. She hasn't been marathoning for 2 hours per night. So that helps a lot. I feel bad for not really feeling like tandem nursing and hoping that she will wean by her b-day which is in May.
Proud mom of 2:
DD 5/2008 nursed for 3 years and 3 months.
DS born 8/2011 nursing like a champ
Sorry for the short responses...always, always, always NAK or holding a baby