I'm going to jump right in here and ask a question:
My daughter will be 3 in April, and we're currently nursing 4x per day (first thing upon waking, naptime, waking up from naptime, and bedtime.) I'm still mostly enjoying it, but I'm ready to cut back a little. Sometimes I get that "Mama-cat-jumping-up-and-running-away" feeling when a nursing sessions goes on to long - do you know what I mean?
Anyway, my preference would be to drop the morning nursing, because it kills my daughter's appetite until about 10am. We're often out and about at that time, and can't drop everything to eat breakfast in the middle of the morning. I'd really prefer her to eat a healthy breakfast and wait until naptime to nurse.
Unfortunately, the waking-up nursing seems to be her favorite. Do you think it's unreasonable to ask her to give up that nursing? Should I pick my battles, and ask her to give up the one that's her least-favorite?
And let me just say that, although I think child-led weaning is great for people who can do it, I personally see nothing wrong with putting nursing limits on, or even weaning, a 3-year-old.
I'd love your'alls opinions.