Schmoopy - posted on 11/13/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )
My baby is 18-months old. I'm interested in weaning him because I have a stubborn case of Thrush that I've been dealing with for 6 months. Nothing will make it go away. I've tried EVERYTHING. I'm finally at the point where I can't take it anymore.
Weaning hasn't been too tough because I've been focusing on dropping feedings that are at times when it's easy to distract him. So far, we're down to 2 BFing sessions a day. They both center around sleep. (Ugh.) Once before his nap, and once before bedtime. So I guess you could say that nursing is a sleep cue for him.
My question is this: How do I wean him off these two feedings without emotionally traumatizing him?
I'm foreseeing a lot of crying and protesting. Is this avoidable?