Michelle - posted on 12/10/2008 ( 1 mom has responded )
My son is 15 months old and I am hoping to wean him soon. Once I cut back to 2 times a day, around 12 months, my supply slowed tremediously. If I pumped I think I would only get a couple drops. I do have a slight let down. But my breasts are smaller than ever, they still do produce milk but I often wonder is my son doing it for comfort or nutrition? There was a period where he was getting up in the middle of the night to nurse and we had stopped that. Now it has started again. He is nursing for almost an hour. (I try to get him to rock back to sleep or give him milk or water but he wants the breast) I am a working mother so it has been tough on me and then he doesn't wan tto get up in the morning and is a miserable bear when I have to wake him up to get ready for daycare.
He says the word "boobie" and lifts up my shirt, I know it is cute and all but I just feel like if I don't wean him soon, it will get real hard to wean him.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to wean in a non torturios way? It is hard enough to be away from my little guy during the day.
thanks for the help.