I came to a place a few weeks ago where I just couldn’t handle the relentless night-nursing anymore and decided it was time to wean from our night time buffet. If it was once (even the occasional twice) a night I could handle that, but I am often going in 3-5 times a night. Its exhausting, especially since we are talking about a 20 month old toddler! After getting some advice on methods to weaning, I started 3 nights ago. The first 2 nights went great. When she wakes during the night I go in and she will usually say “nurse” (in the cutest, whiny voice) but now I tell her that she can nurse tomorrow when the sun is out and she snuggles me in the bed and goes back to sleep. Last night she had a lot more trouble going down but I am hoping with time it will get easier.
Mirabelle hit the 20 month mark yesterday! I remember saying that I wanted to child-led wean as long as she weaned by age 2 and that is just around the corner now. I honestly don’t know if I can see weaning her in 4 months nor do I think I would mind if she didn’t. Even though there have been many rough patches in our breastfeeding journey, its been wonderful and I am so glad I stuck with it through the challenges!