I am still nursing my 27 month old dd as well as my 8 month old son. Dd easts solids well, Ds is starting solids. The thing is it has reached a point with Dd where ther are times that I can not stand for her to latch on. I don't want to hurt her feelings & I especially don't want her to feel jealous of her baby brother, but I really wish she would wean. I am also struggling with guilt for feeling this way. We have had a wonderful nursing relationship up until recently. She has always been really dependent on her nursies, even when my milk dried up while I was carrying Ds. The thing is sometimes when she nurses it just irritates... it's almost like it causes an itching down in my breast. I don't even know what's causing it. I also feel guilty because I feel like I'm trying to take away one of her best sources of comfort. I don't want her to feel like I'm pushing her away. We are doing other things together more now as she gets bigger (she helped make a cake & do dishes tonight ) I try to limit her nursing to naps & bed time. We bought her a "big girl bed" that is right next to our bed to cut back on night time nursing. I also try to distract her when she wants to nurse but at the same time Ds still has to nurse & I just can't tell her no. Any ideas? Should I not try to force the weaning issue? Please help!
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1/14/03 at 2:48am