My daughter self-weaned. She is 2. I was thrilled she weaned, because previously she would nurse fairly often, and I have 2 other young kids who need my time too (she did not just nurse 3-4 times a day- it was getting frustrating, negative, painful and not fun for the older kids)
We were on vacation, one we take often. Usually, she nurses. This time, she never asked (well, once, but we were on our way out), I never offered, a week later we got home and it was over. I thought she was doing a self-weaning thing.
But now that we're home, she asks to nurse. And I don't want her to, and it hurts, and my milk is dried up and I'm OK with that. It's been 2 weeks almost!
Has anybody been through this? Is there any way to help her understand, apart from cuddling and saying "you're a big girl" and "milk is all gone" and offering her a snack or cup to drink?
She is happy and healthy otherwise, very active, VERY smart- she wants to nurse when hurt, bored, sitting on my lap, etc. Less often than before.... but I don't want her to think that I am cutting her off- she did it herself. Milk is gone. But I do want it to stay gone.
Answer by SleepingBeautee at 10:10 PM on May. 12, 2011
Answer by aeneva at 10:12 PM on May. 12, 2011
Answer by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 10:32 PM on May. 12, 2011