I love nursing Roey. I really love it. We get to be so close and snuggly and it’s the magic fix-anything “pill.” But…I’m also ready to slow it down and stop when he’s around one. I’ll need to so when he is one, I can get back to the rat race without having to be a pumping maniac. And also I’d just like to have my body to myself for a bit before we start trying for Roey’s lil brother or sister.
I just don’t know exactly how to do this….and I’m scared I’ll miss it a lot. I feel like I should be getting started on the process now that he’ll be 10 months soon so it’s a gradual process and not just a cold turkey stoppage. That wouldn’t be good for him or me!
How do I go about it though? Do I just take out one feeding a week or something? Do I have to replace the milk with formula? I’d like to get it down to just a morning and evening nursing session and then phase it out to nada.
I’m worried about denying him the boob also. I don’t want him to feel any loss during the weaning process. I figure I can make sure he drinks a lot of water and give him loads of snuggles for closeness when he would normally nurse but is that enough?
Added burden: He falls asleep during our mid morning and mid afternoon nursing sessions and I LIVE for those naps. If those sessions change to snuggle sessions or sippy cup feedings will he EVER sleep?
Even as I write this I’m feeling a slight sense of loss…I know I’m going to miss nursing him like crazy. I just want to make the transition as smooth as possible for both of us.
Help me mommies!!!