I just need to share this with some other mamas (my DH doesn't have the same reaction to this kind of thing). I started trying to wean DS in earnest tonight. He only really nurses now when he goes to sleep (for his nap and at night) and tonight I finally told him, after a bit of a battle and some sobs, we could nurse in the rocking chair for a few minutes, but not in the bed. We rocked and nursed for a few minutes and then when we went to lay in the bed he didn't ask to nurse. Of course, it took him 30 minutes of tossing and turning to fall asleep, but he did it without nursing to sleep! This all followed a really rough evening, though, and I felt bad for springing the no-nursing thing on him, but he handled it reasonably well. I am just at the point where I can't do it anymore and need to listen to my body. I know my son, though, and I think that after another night or two of me telling him that he can't nurse we will be done and he won't look back. I am both sad and excited. I thought for sure I would tandem nurse, but apparently that just isn't going to work out for us this time around. It was such a hard decision for me to decide to wean him, but I feel good about it now that we have started down this path. Now, if I can just survive the next few nights . . .
Sarah , wife to Tyson :, SAHM to three little boys and a baby girl on the way!