I am 11 weeks pregnant with baby #2, and HAVE to wean my 24 month dd within the next 3-4 weeks, because I will have to have a cerclage (a cervical stitch) put in with this pregnancy (I had one with dd too). When you have a cerclage in place, you are not allowed ANY uterine contractions, and as we all know, nursing can bring those on.
Anyhow, we are doing really well with the weaning. First, I cut out the feeding just before bed, by letting daddy take her to bed. Next, I night weaned her. Up until a few weeks ago, she would sleep about 5 hrs -- then wake every hour or two to nurse until morning. Of course, we co-sleep, so I was lazy and just rolled over and nursed her. Well, I explained to her a few weeks ago that night time is for sleeping -- not nursing. And that we nurse when the sun comes up. She cried a little for two nights, but always let me hold her and comfort her back to sleep. By night 3, she was SLEEPING THRU THE NIGHT -- in our family bed. WAHOO! (I am very proud of this!)
SO -- we are down to 2 feedings a day. One, first thing in the morning, and one for nap time. MY QUESTION TO YOU GUYS WHO HAVE BEEN DOWN THIS ROAD: Should I now bring her down to ONE feeding per day? Or should I nix both at once? I am leaning toward the latter -- because it seems like if I only feed her once a day, she will be DESPERATE for that one feeding, KWIM? It almost feels more cruel to bring her down to one.
Any been-there-done-that advice would be greatly appreciated.
Boy am I gonna miss nursing my sweet little DD. : (