My spirited daughter is 2.5 years old and I am wondering if I will ever successfully wean her.
I tried nightweaning as she was still nursing 2-5 times in the middle of the night. We went 3 weeks with my husband helping out in the middle of the night but only taking one wake up on weekdays as I am stay at home and he works full time and didn't think he could handle more. After 3 weeks of often being up with her for 1-2 hours in the middle of the night (mostly trying to successfully transfer her from my arms rocking or walking to her bed), my husband got sick and couldn't do the middle of the nights and then went on a four day business trip. I completely crumbled and went back to nursing her at bedtime and nighttime which I hadn't done in 3 weeks but she was still begging for it, though not uncontrollable I just couldn't handle it all on my shoulders anymore (the sleep deprivation was horrible).
Once I stopped, I tried to restart after my husband's return. I was met with SO MUCH screaming and crying that I didn't last a week before I gave up again. Plus, Thanksgiving came and I didn't want to subject any of us to that much screaming in a foreign environment (plus I didn't want to subject my parents to it).
So here I am, nursing at naptime, bedtime, nighttime, and mornings. I wish I had tons of milk and was okay with it all, but sometimes I am so low on milk that I feel my body has nothing left to give.
Most weaning threads I read say, after a week of nightweaning it all gets easier. I wish it only took a week, but I think her intense, persistent, sensitive personality requires something different. I am not sure I should be weaning at all some days and other days I think I should have weaned already.