Chandra Hamilton was planning to breastfeed her son far into his toddler years. So, when night weaning led to a complete weaning, she wasn't quite sure how to handle her unfulfilled expectations. This is her story of her emotions surrounding early weaning and the new Attachment Parenting practices she learned to maintain the connection between her and her son that breastfeeding had provided for their first 15 months together.
Some toddlers make up by nursing even more at night. Sometimes this continues to work for both mother and toddler. Sometimes, however, Mother chooses to night wean.
In this case, night weaning led to day weaning, and soon, my toddler was completely off the breast long before I ever considered the idea."