L - posted on 07/07/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )
I'm posting this for my sister who has an 18-month old girl who doesn't want to stop nursing. My sister would not be in a rush to wean her except for the fact that nursing has become a source of contention for her daughter. If her daughter can't nurse the moment she wants to nurse, she throws a fit. So my sister's been trying to wean her because a) she's not producing very much milk any longer and b) it only seems to be making my niece more angry vs. happy to be nursing now. My sister's now outright denying her daughter the breast, but it's been a very unnerving several days for both my sister and her daughter who asks to nurse all day long since she's being denied. Does anyone who's gone through weaning at an older age have any advice for my sister to get through this without so much angst? I can tell she's really worn out by the experience and I want to help her but haven't experienced this myself nor do I know anyone who has.