I've been nursing DD for almost 4 years (her bday is in 3 weeks) and tandem nursing for 9 of those months. She nurses only before bed (falls asleep nursing), in the morning when she wakes up, and sometimes in the middle of the night.
I am ready for her to wean...I was hoping she would stop on her own but she shows no signs of wanting to stop and with a 9 month old as well I am just exhausted all the time.
I have no idea where to begin...I was able to stop daytime nursing several months ago with distraction, but taht won't work with the bedtime and middle of the night nursing.
I was thinking of maybe doing a sticker chart or something - keep track of the nights and mornings she doesn't nurse and then offer some kind of reward, I'm not sure what to offer her though - I just feel like she won't stop without some incentive, and that would still make it technically her choice to stop. We've been talking for a while that eventually she will be older and will not nurse any more.
Any suggestions on how to do this? I was hoping to wean her by the time she is 4 or shortly after that but I also don't want to just stop her cold turkey and forbid her from nursing...help!!!