My 2.5 year old daughter and I have been enjoying nursing very much. I went back to work 2 days a week when she was 3 months old and she was never a fan of the bottle. My daughter has a very strong personality and knows what she wants and has a way of getting it. When we are together she nurses often, sometimes every hour or two. not so much in the night (which is another question I have for later. She still wakes a few times in the night.)
I am 8 weeks pregnant and am so thankful for our new blessing. my husband has been so so supportive about breastfeeding and has never ever asked me to wean our daughter, until now. he would, I am sure, be fine if I was not ready, however he thought it would be a good idea before the new baby arrives. I have been thinking it over and talking to my little one about when she wants to stop nursing. ( I suggested to nurse in the am and pm only and she told me "no mommy I love it") OH melt my heart!
today I started feeling like I should wean over the next month, gently. I honestly do not know how to do this. when ever my daughter wants to nurse even if it was an hour ago, she will cry and carry on until we nurse.
I also wonder if she will become a better sleeper if she is not nursing anymore.
when she was an infant she was in a co-sleeping bassinet next to our bed and most nights came into our bed (which we love, but on the other hand want her in her bed). She stayed in our room until 7 months. she never slept though the night until almost 2. she went from about 7:30 and woke about 5. now it is hit or miss. some nights she wakes many times. and when she wakes between 4 - 5am I bring her in our bed and she will sleep until 6-7. We try not to let her cry, some nights we will let her cry for 5-10 min and then go in and settle her down. this is probably not accepted by attachment parenting but sometimes we do not know what else to do.
as you can see we need some advise, please help.