My son is almost 3 and I feel like I would like to start the weaning process. It is not because he is almost 3. Ocean is my 4th child and I have almost always breastfed until toddler-hood. I even breastfed thru a pregnancy and tandem nursed for almost a year. I am just not enjoying it as much anymore and I feel that I am putting that frustration out there and I do not like the idea of it affecting him. He is a 24/7 nurser. And demands it.I feel like we argue about it and he seems to just grab me and takes it out roughly. Does not like no's plus he has a habit of having to hold the other one while nursing. I don't mind that so much but he has to have it pulled out and tries to pull or pinch my nipple until it starts to drive me bonkers. :) I tried to start telling him no and he a tantrum. Ocean is a late bloomer with language and I sometimes feel like he is not understanding all that is explained so I feel bad about weaning. I used to just tell the other ones that the milk was all drank and they seemed to be fine with it. They also were just nursing at naps too. Ocean wants to nurse almost hourly. I don't know what is better. To just cut him off cold turkey or wean slowly. It seems rather cruel to cut him off cold turkey since he loves it so much. But the idea of watching him slowly getting weaned and having him upset all those times seems worse for everyone involved. Does that make me an insensitive mother? :( Has anyone had this experience? Thanks, any advise is welcome and appreciated. I plan to take my time with this decision but hope to hear from someone soon.
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3/1/12 at 9:21pm