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ds is 28 months and has been nursing only twice a day for a few months. He usually asks to nurse several times while we're getting ready for bed (e.g., he would say "now kanoa put on pajamas, then kanoa nurse, then go to bed" and other things like that. Twice in the past week, he has not mentionned nursing at all while preparing for bed. He just said suddenly " now go to bed" as soon as he had his pajamas on.... I'm just surprised because he seems so young. Should I offer, when he doesn't ask? I haven't offered since he was 1 yr and could ask for nanas...I don't know what to do. I don't want him to feel that <i>I</i> want him to continue, if <i>he</i> is ready to let go of that nursing session.<br>
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I would leave it open... if he asks to nurse let him. He sounds like he is weaning all on his own. I think its great. I was just sure my little guy was weaning at about 15 months.... I was shocked! But it was just a phase and after a couple weeks of 1 or 2 times a day he picked back up with nursing on demand and demanding rather often <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> So you never know what HIS plan is ya know.
 

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I, personally, would offer. If you don't pressure him, but let him know he *can* nurse more often/not at the times he's used to it can only do good. Perhaps he is used the his schedule and doesn't realize it *can* be changed (this is what I'm talking about in the don't offer/don't refuse thread--- some kids it just doesn't even occur to them to ask outside of their normal times).
 

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Today he asked to nurse, then when he climbed on my lap he said "only pretend, not really do it". What??? Was he just checking to see if I would let him?
 
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