DS will be two next month, and up until Tuesday, nursed many times throughout the day and night.
This Wednesday, he woke up with a giant canker sore under his tongue and couldn't nurse because of the pain. (thought it was thrush for a bit, then learned that doesn't happen under the tongue... anyway...) He was saying owie and waking up screaming for a couple days/nights, and we used pain medication to help him deal - we don't usually do that, but it seemed to be hurting him quite a lot.
Also, he's getting a tooth near the front on the bottom. The sore seems to be gone now, and the tooth has broken through but is still probably bugging him a bit.
The first few days he still asked to nurse several times a day, then when he tried he remembered that it hurt and asked me to put it away. It made him quite upset a few times, and it seemed like he really wanted to nurse. Then yesterday he didn't ask at all, though I offered several times and he refused.
This morning, as he woke up, we were counting body parts. He counted two hands, two feet, and then two boobahs on mama. I offered to nurse, and he put his mouth there but wouldn't latch. He seemed to think it was a really funny idea. I asked him if he wanted to nurse, and he said "no more ninis, mama."
I've been pumping a few times a day to keep my milk. I'm just wondering - at what point would I know he's really ready to be done, and not just scared it'll hurt? Should I give it another week? Has anyone been through this scenario, and how did it turn out for you and your LO? 2 seems so young to self-wean, especially because he was such a nursing fiend so recently. But I don't want to push it too hard, if it really is his intention to stop.