When my daughter was born we had a difficult start to nursing...2.5 years later I'm feeling ready to wean and she can't seem to get enough. Add to the equation my 3.5 month old son nurses on demand and she's asking to nurse more and more often, even waking up at night and demanding to nurse. We had limited nursing to morning, nap time and bed time, but now she's bartering with me, "I want to nurse now and not at bedtime." only to want to nurse at bedtime too (which I expected). She only seems to want to nurse when I am around. She's spent multiple days/nights without me and does great without nursing. I've been back at work for about 3 weeks now and that could be part of the reason she's asking to nurse more. The hard part for me is not the nursing per se, but that it seems to be all about her and I don't know how to teach her that this is a 2 sided relationship. There are times I don't want to nurse (especially when I'm losing precious sleep) and we need to respect each other. I'm afraid I just get frustrated and feel guilty for my frustration. I want her to wean when she's ready, but I feel like I'm wearing out. Any tips on how to cope, words of encouragement, anything helpful really? Thanks.
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10/21/10 at 10:42pm