Well, it's been a full week since DD last nursed.
I'm pretty bummed about it. For the past couple of weeks, every time I offer to nurse her, she'll latch on for mere seconds before hopping off my lap, or chosing to snuggle instead. She hasn't even tried
to nurse in a week. I had hoped that she would nurse until at least 2, but she really seems to have no desire. Coincidentally, a week or so after she started "weaning" she got a cold, her first illness ever. It's apparent that breastfeeding was still doing her some good, and keeping her healthy. Now I just don't know what to do. She's a toddler, so it's not as though I can force
her to nurse. Besides, I don't beleive in that, anyway. I had hoped to let her lead the way in weaning...it just seems that it may be happening sooner than expected. She's only 20 months.
So what do I do, now? I've been offering to nurse her still, but she just giggles and runs away, or asks for a cup instead. Should I try to pump in the meantime to keep my supply up, in case she decides to start nursing again in a week or two? Or should I just let it go, and allow her to wean if she wants to? I really don't want to push her to nurse, as I don't feel that's what CLW is about. How long do nursing strikes usually last? I think it's probably been at least a month since she had a nursing session that lasted longer than 30-60 seconds.
Just want to add that I'm looking for advice and support, not scolding (but you guys wouldn't do that, right?)