My DS is currently nursing to go down for his naps. Last year, he went several months without nursing before his naps, and I'll admit the reason he nurses to sleep now is because it's easier for me. He's switching to full day preschool in the summer (when he turns 3), and his teacher (who's really supportve of EBF) recommended I try to work on cutting out the pre-nap nursing now so he won't have to deal with that and the transition from part-time (3 hours) to full-time
(6 hours) preschool.
When I'm not home, DS goes to sleep fine without nursing. He does this for DH and he's also done this with a 15 year old babysitter. He doesn't cry, and he sleeps just fine. But, if I'm home, he insists on nursing to go to sleep. Does this mean he'l be okay at school since I won't be there, or should I try to cut out the pre-nap nursing now? If so, how do I do it? We've been nursing on demand for almost 3 years now.
TIA for any advice, suggestions, or names of good books, etc. that deal with this.
I don't plan to wean him. I just need to cut out one nursing session.
I was kind of leaning that way, but wasn't sure if that was a bad idea. He's actually been asking to nurse a lot less lately, and has even started unlatching and rolling over to fall asleep quite often.