I"ve been lurking here for a little bit, but i think now we are finally on the path. Dd is 22 months and I am hoping to wean her by the fall when we are hoping to get pregnant again. Well... I think I could probably do once or twice a day, but we'll see. a couple months ago we did the Dr. Gordon thing and it worked ok but we kept backsliding. Finally i realized that she needed to be in her own bed. So now she is just across the hall on a full size mattress on the floor. I would (until last night!
) nurse her down and then at her first waking, usually around midnight or 1 am, dh goes in and sleeps with her until 4 am. Then I go in and nurse her, which is practically non-stop until we're up at 6 am. Got to work on that one. We tried to get through the 4 am one before, but it was like hitting a major wall. If she doesn't nurse, then she's just up for the morning. I think if we were persistent then we might get through it, but I dont' have the energy for it yet.
Since dh can get her back to sleep at night and my mom has put her down when we go out, it seemed the easiest one to cut for now. So last night i nursed her for about 10 minutes in the living room then went downstairs to do some sewing. she played for about another 10 minutes, then dh took her in the bedroom. Minimal fussing, so I think we're good!!
How much time did you all give between dropping nursings? We nurse or drive for naps and I'd love to stop nursing for naps all together but i think it would entail driving all the time, I dont' know. I think mama=nursing when it comes to sleep. That might be one of the last to go.
Does anyone else's dc really have like, a serious love affair with your breasts? I mean, my dd *loves* them. We call nursing "deedees", but its also just the term for breasts (like Nana's deedees are sleeping. permanatly :LOL ). She likes to look at them, hold them, try and put them in her lap :LOL (esp. when the cat won't comply), waves to them when I'm getting dressed. It's funny, but giving them up for good is going to be very hard for her. I know that sometimes she asks for deedees just because she wants my attention and then if i sit down with her she says, "no, no deedees!" and lately she's into changing her mind every 3 seconds, so it goes back and forth.
happy for the thread and support though!