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It's been about 4 days since dd (25 mos) has nursed. She's asked a few times, and I haven't exactly refused, but I have said that big girls don't nurse anymore, and she's perfectly content with that. If she gave a fuss or asked more, I would definitely give in, but she just hasn't.<br><br>
I just got to a point where I couldn't handle nursing anymore, and decided to encourage weaning, which I hadn't done before. Have I made the wrong decision in encouraging her to wean, with a new baby coming within the month?<br><br>
She's a perfectly happy kid, who just giggles and repeats what I say about big girls and nursing, but I still feel bad <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> You are NOT a horrible mother! You sound like you know your limits, and I think that's a good thing.<br>
It's always a hard thing to get to those 'growing up' milestones, it's natural to have mixed feelings about them.<br><br>
It sounds like she's doing just fine with weaning if she's gone so long without it being a big deal. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
I did pretty much the same thing with DS1 when I was pg with DS2. The last time he nursed was just a few days before I delivered, and he was totally fine with it.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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Hi,<br>
I have an 19mo old DS and while I am still ok with nursing him at this point, I have been thinking about how to wean in the future.<br>
I don't think I can nurse while pg or can hack tandem nursing. We're really hoping to TTC pretty soon so I was wondering, if you tell your DD that big girls don't nurse anymore and she sees other toddlers roughly the same age as her nursing from their moms, does she say anything? If so, how do you respond?
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> Don't beat yourself up.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> You are NOT a horrible mother! You sound like you know your limits, and I think that's a good thing.<br>
It's always a hard thing to get to those 'growing up' milestones, it's natural to have mixed feelings about them.<br><br>
It sounds like she's doing just fine with weaning if she's gone so long without it being a big deal. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/yeahthat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yeah that">: Congratulations on nursing this long!
 

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sounds like a beautiful case of gentle mother led weaning to me.<br>
I wish my 26th month old could follow your daughters lead! I don't think my DD would be receptive to that line of reasoning and would tell me "I need mum mums"<br><br>
I think the fact that your dd is fine with it means that she is ready.<br><br>
Congrats on nursing for so long!
 

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You aren't horrible!!! You are a mom that is following her instincts! Yeah for you and your family! Congrats for nursing for 25mo!<br><br>
ETA: If your precious LO was not ready, she would tell you!
 

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Thanks for the encouragement, guys.<br><br>
She really is doing great without "nursies." She's even stopped asking in the night, if she wakes up. Now, instead of snuggling and asking for nursies, she asks for water. We're still cosleeping, and honestly, I thought that the nightweaning would be the hardest. It turned out to be the easiest, I just had to wait until she was ready.<br><br>
I still feel bad though. I didn't realize that this was the end until it was really over.
 

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Congrats on nursing for 2 whole years!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/winner.jpg" style="border:0px solid;" title="BFSymbol">
 

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Congrats on nursing as long as you have. Seems like you're both coping beautifully with the change in routine. I'll be tackling night-weaning with my toddler soon and I think I'll be the one who really misses it - but the time is right.
 
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