I am trying to wean my 3.5 year old son. Need help! No judgement, please.
My son became really attached to nursing. I have been trying to wean (intentionally) for about a year. I did not actually plan to do it for this long, but tried to go with the flow. Anyway, after a lot of talks, stories, meltdowns, cuddles, and bribes with toys (I know!), he is down to two sessions, one before bedtime and one in the morning. I have been talking to him about having a weaning party (he loves parties and presents), but he does not really seem to be into it. I am now trying to cut down another session before having the weaning party (with just us). He just gets so so so upset when I refuse to nurse (like crying hysterically, red in the face mad). Makes me think he’s not ready. I have been ready though, and worry he won’t get there on his own anytime soon. I think the more I insist that it’s time to “say bye bye.” the more he demands it. Otherwise, he’s very independent and friendly with other children. Anyone else gone through a similar experience? Any advise, encouragement? Thanks!