My son has slowly cut down on his nursing over the months. He's got to where he nurses before and after naptime and bedtime and when he's hurt or sick, but he doesn't do it 'religiously.' Somedays he nurses once, and somedays a few times. Sometimes he nurses at bedtime, and sometimes he doesn't. Over the last two weeks we've been on vacation. He nursed maybe a handfull of times. I could probably name the times off to you! Instead of falling asleep nursing, he fell asleep cuddling with me and only nursed before bed once or twice. He's still not asking for it often, and when he does, I've been offering him an alternative like a sippi cup or a cuddle and then nursing if he -really- wants it. He's just not interested in it as much anymore, and to be honest, I'd love a break from it before the new baby comes. : Can someone tell me how to tell if he's self-weaning? I don't want to pressure him or wean him prematurely, but I also don't want to miss his signals. He usually does things early; he's extremely independant (hah, take that people who say I'm making him too dependant by being AP!). I don't want to hold him back if he's ready!
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6/19/07 at 4:19pm