I breastfed my daughter for 23 months. Looking back, I am so glad that my husband and I made the choice to do extended breastfeeding in our family, but it wasn’t always easy. There were many times I felt insecure and embarrassed.
How was I suppose to wean this precious little girl? How was I suppose to end this nursing relationship that clearly meant so much to both of us?
I decided that it was time to wean Grace when Nate and I decided we wanted to have another baby. I wasn’t interested in nursing a toddler and a newborn at the same time. Many mothers choose to tandem nurse, but one at a time seemed like enough to me.
Slowly, I began the process of weaning my toddler and there were several intentional things that I did to gently end our breastfeeding relationship.
You can read my 6 Tips for Weaning Your Older Child Gently over at Breastfeeding Place, a blog dedicated to educating and supporting nursing mom.
Have you practiced extended breastfeeding? What are your tips for weaning an older child?