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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-25-2009, 01:05 AM Thread Starter
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Advice needed please -- weaning

Right now I am 20 weeks pregnant and still nursing my son (he will be 2 in Feb.) I am wondering if I could get some advice on weaning.

I considered tandeming for a while, but now I do not think I could handle it. i don't know if I really couldn't handle that, or if I just can not handle nursing him anymore now because of the pain.

It does not seem like he nurses to nurse much anymore, more like he just comfort nurses. The only time he really nurses for very long is first thing in the morning. The rest of the time he just demands that I let him at it, nurses about a minute and then just hops down and walks off. He is really demanding and telling him to wait usually leads to a pouty, whiny, tantrum. Yes, I give in...I feel bad denying him what he has been able to have on demand since the minute he was laid in my arms.

Could anyone give me any pointers on weaning? I would like for him to be done early enough that he doesn't feel like this little one is taking away from him when she/he gets here.

I feel so guilty. I feel like I am not being fair to him and I am just being a mean mommy by trying to take this away. I don't know what is worse, the pain from the nursing or the guilt when I think about just telling him no at a feeding every few days or so until they are all gone. I don't even think that would work unless I just left the room and had DH try to distract him.

He drinks milk out of a cup just fine, but when he wants to nurse he will flat out refuse anything else to drink/eat. I've even tried to bribe him with cookies instead of milk.

Sorry so long, didn't mean to babble....once it started coming I couldn't stop though.
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Wow that has to be hard. I can't remember how I actually quit nursing my older one. I do remember taking his nursing sessions down slowly but I can't remember how he reacted once we stopped. I hope someone comes along and give you the advice you are looking for.
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