Jeramie - posted on 04/23/2011 ( 9 moms have responded )
Help, I think I am losing my mind. My daughter will be two years old next month, and she still wants to nurse constantly! I never had a plan of when to stop or anything, I am lucky to be a stay at home mom so continuing to nurse for this long was not difficult and I know it has been so good for her.
But I am so ready to stop! I am not safe anywhere. Anytime I sit, either on the couch, or at the computer desk, or at my sewing machine, or at the kitchen table, she is climbing all over me yelling "ninny! Ninny!" (which is what we call nursing)
I try to give her a cup of milk or water, or a snack when she asks for it, so she gets used to the substitution, but it doesn't really work. She goes on hunger strikes and won't eat solid food when she is demanding to be nursed. In the middle of a meal she says she has had enough, pushes her plate away, and says "ninny".
I am so ready to stop nursing, but I can't do it cold-turkey, wouldn't that be cruel? Yesterday I actually woke up from a dream of a Zombie baby trying to nurse from me. (I am so glad it didn't have her face. It was really scary) I am afraid I am starting to have a bad attitude toward my child because she is driving me crazy. I don't want to be angry at her or resent her just because she loves mommy milk.