Posted in Breastfeeding, Toddlers

Almost 2 years old and still nursing strong!

My son is 23 months and WILL NOT WEAN!!!! I think my supply is dwindling and he wants to nurse all the time. Wakes up at 3am hungry. Wakes up again at 5 and nurses on and off until we get up. Nurses before breakfast and then after! So on and so on throughout the day. He nurses more now than he did 6 months ago. I’ve always loved nursing but we can’t even be at home for 20 minutes without him grabbing at me (I’m at stay at home mom). I’m thinking that it’s getting to the point that I may need to leave him for a few days with my parents. We haven’t been apart for more than 3 hours since he was born. Help!

  • Birdie
    Oct 16, 2018

    Do you pump? Try transitioning to a bottle or the 360 cup. Then at night put him in the same position you would when it’s bedtime nursing but put the bottle/cup where you boob is. This will give him the same cuddle from nursing but gives you a little freedom. Also have you checked the taste of your milk. If it’s salty then that’s nature starting the weaning for you.

  • Preethi
    Oct 16, 2018

    Cut it off he will be hungry he will cry offer him food and milk in a sippy cup.

  • Angela
    Oct 16, 2018

    I feel your pain. I've been using a sage tincture to reduce my supply and that seems to be helping because my daughter no longer gets the "glunk, glunk" types of nursings. But mine also refuses to drink out of a bottle, or with any regularity a cup of any kind. Mostly she just throws it on the floor. Yes, I think you do need to just take a few days off and send him with your parents. That will give you some time to reduce your supply and for him to be forced to find a new source of comfort. If you haven't already, try to get him to become attached to some sort of lovey before you send him there.

  • Cathy
    Oct 16, 2018

    I nursed my daughter until 19 months. But at that point, it was just for bed time, nap time, & 3 times over night. I told her that boobies are for babies & she was a big girl. Then every time she wanted it, she'd point at them and say "boobie baby." She was very cranky and hard to get to sleep at first. 6 months later, she doesn't even ask for it.

  • Aixa
    Oct 16, 2018

    I just stopped nursing my almost 23 month maybe a month ago.. she was just like your daughter wanted it all day no matter what, I went away for the weekend (she was fine with my mom, so she said) but once I got back first thing she asked was for her “cheech” she cried she pulled on my shirt she did everything.. had to be very very patient with her.. i offered water in a cup ( she never wanted the bottle) I said she was okay reassured her she didn’t need it about a nth later she is okay with out it she gets her little moments when we are laying down that she ask for it.. but it was a rough week or so GOOD LUCK, she will be fine