Okay mamas, I'm desperate for some advice here!
I am a strung-out tandem-nursing mama of a 13 mo and a 3 yo. DD will actually be 3 in a few days. For months we've been encouraging the idea that she would be weaned by her 3rd birthday, but it does not seem like it's going to happen by that self-imposed deadline, and I'm not sure what to do to help this along.
I have not actively tried to wean her -- I think I was just expecting her to wean in her own time, and was gently trying to encourage that to happen -- but at this point, I'm really ready to be done. Our nursing relationship is fraught with conflict and it's become a bit of a problem in our household.
Plus, DH is putting a lot of pressure on me to wean her, he thinks it's ridiculous that she is still nursing at this age. I'm not too concerned about what DH thinks, but it's creating more conflict in an already conflicted relationship.
She's nursing right now, as I type, because I finally got tired of her climbing on me, digging her hand into my shirt and whining "Maaaaama milk!! I need maaaama milk!"
Anyone have any advice??? How do I do gentle, parent-led weaning with a child old enough to argue with me??