And I feel awful about it. DS will be 22 months on Friday, and BFing is just not an enjoyable experience for me anymore. I'm pregnant, but I don't have any breast tenderness or nipple sensitivity, so that is not the issue.
I just feel like it's time to stop, but I've never liked the idea of forced weaning. I don't know what to do though. Lately, nursing makes me cranky and impatient. DS still nurses to sleep each night and for a nap during the day. For awhile, we were doing good. I would let him nurse for a set number of minutes on each side, then tell him it's time to sleep, and he would willingly pull off, roll over, snuggle up to me, and go to sleep.
Lately though, he's been fighting me when I tell him it's time to stop. This makes bedtime drag out longer, because he cries and whines, and when this happens at naptime, we end up missing the nap window because he gets upset and then can't get into sleepy mode again.
I'm ready to just tell him he can't nurse anymore at naptime, but that is so not how I wanted to do this. My mom nursed me until I was 3, and I distinctly remember the night she cut me off cold turkey. I was fine and never asked for it again, but I don't want DS to have that experience.
I guess I'm just venting here. I'm not really sure what to do. I wanted to be finished nursing by the time he was 2, and I don't want to force the issue, but I also don't want my last memories of BFing to be unpleasant. I almost wish we had stopped a few months ago, when I was still feeling positive about it. :-(