DD still nurses before bedtime and naps, and I'm about ready to be done. I thought she'd be ready too but she's still holding on for dear life. I always thought I'd let her wean when she was ready but I never thought it would still be going on at 2 1/2 years old! The only part that I'm struggling with is that going down for naps literally takes 5 minutes and she's asleep. At night she doesn't fall asleep on the boob anymore but she does ask for mama milk at bedtime. Any advice for weaning? Should I feel like a terrible mom for wanting to be done??
Re: weaning a 2 1/2 year old - help!
If she fusses and asks for more, you can repeat on the other breast, and let her know this is her "one more" but that they have to go to sleep after this because they're so tired! And she needs to sleep too.
This worked for DS. He still latches on just before naptime and bedtime but for only a few seconds, and we are very nearly done. He says "goodnight bees!" (that's what we call them) and will even be extra quiet so as not to wake them as he goes to sleep. He's so sweet.