We are starting a long and hopefully gentle trek toward purposeful weaning. Today was our second day without a mid morning nursing session and it wasn’t terrible at all. It also helped to push nap time back to the afternoon rather than late morning.
So now, we have wake up and nurse, followed by nurse and nap, then nurse and bedtime. Any suggestions for how to transition from nursing to sleep to just sleeping? That will be the hardest, I think.
I’m naturally pretty sad about this, but it’s time for us. I don’t plan on being done in a week or even a month, but we will probably be done breastfeeding before they are two. Cormac has finally agreed to a few sips of cow’s milk and I’m pretty happy about that.
So tell me, how did you go about gentle weaning? They haven’t done anything wrong and I don’t want them to feel like anything bad is happening, so this needs to be a pretty gentle push.