I would love to just let Levi wean on his own eventually, but the fact is I will have to attend a 6 week class, most likely in the summer. I am exempt from the class as long as I am in the language class I am taking currently, but as soon as I finish in June and move on to my next assignment, my new unit where ever that might be will want to send me immediately because I will be way overdue for this class.
Levi currently is nursing about a million times a day. I really don't know exactly, but if I let him nurse every time he asks and we are at the house, it's every 10 minutes. I have started telling him sometimes now that I don't have any milk and I'll just cuddle him, and sometimes that works and sometimes it results in a fit. I feel pretty terrible about it too, because I know he is working on 2 out of 4 of his 1 year molars, but I think I really need to get him to cut down a bit so I can have him down to fewer nursing sessions and eventually get his nursing down to a level that he will be able to handle it when I'm away from him for 6 weeks.
I've thought about night weaning because I think now that he is on Prevacid he is nursing less at night. Is 16 months too early to try nightweaning?
If I am within driving distance of the class, I might be able to come home on weekends, maybe he would still nurse if that was the case??? I am open to the idea of him either weaning or resuming nursing when I'm done with the class. I'm guessing he might not want to nurse if I didn't see him for the whole 6 weeks though. I'm willing to pump while I'm there if I have to. I just have no idea how to even start to wean him, even though I know I have a few months, this is going to be really difficult.