Back in July, I wrote about my reasons on why I breastfeed my toddler. Little did I know that within five days after writing that, she weaned herself. It's bittersweet. My baby girl is growing up.
The closest model we "followed" was child led weaning. We did this because this is what worked best for us. Since Drew works 50-60 hours/week, I was not wanting to be a struggle. I also wanted my daughter to know that I was there for her.
I nursed her from August 18, 2010-July 17, 2012. 699 days; we almost made it to 700. I did not force her to wean. In fact, the last six weeks, I have suspected she was getting closer to weaning. She no longer wanted me to breastfeed her every single night. There were nights, I tried, but she refused. Other nights, she only nursed right before bed, but did not want nursed in the morning. She would often only stay on for less than 5 seconds at other times. So, it did not come as a surprise. Thankfully, I did not have too much discomfort-very little engorgement. There were not any struggles. It was rather peaceful. Instead of wanting to be nursed before bed, I would sing with her a bit longer.
Have you weaned any children? If so, how did it go?