DD is 2 and only nurses at night (she's mostly attached to nursing when she first goes to sleep). She also likes to nurse to fall back asleep when she wakes up, which isnt often. Lately i've been preventing her from nursing back to sleep when she wakes up and a lot of the time it works (she'll whine for a minute or two then turn over and sleep). DH has been encouraging me to wean her for several months now. He's not really pushy about it, just putting it out there that she's older now and can sleep on her own if we encourage her to do so. At first i wasnt sure if this was the best thing for her, we tried having him put her to sleep back in october but she made such a huge stink about it that we put that aside for the time being. He brought it up again today and this is the first time that it has actually felt right so i'm taking that as a positive sign. I know breastfeeding is great for toddlers for many reasons but i think she is at a point where she'd be okay with weaning. She day-weaned over a year ago without much encouragement on my part and few tears on her part so that was definitely the right decision. I know she will be throwing tantrums at first if i refuse to nurse her, especially at the beginning of the night. I'm trying to figure out ways to minimize that as much as possible, does anyone here know of anything helpful to try? She is not easily distractable when she really wants something so i'm trying to think of other ways to soothe her. Also, do tantrums mean that i should still wait to wean her? At this point it really seems like she does it because she's attached to that form of comfort, not for any other reason. I know that comfort is important, i'm not trying to minimize that, but her dad and i feel that it would be better if she learned its okay to be soothed in other ways. So far she has not been open to that, but i have a good feeling it wont take too much persuasion now to help her with that. When was it apparent that your child was ready to wean, if that applies to you?