Hi. I am still nursing my 18 month old daughter, Lily, and I just wanted to hear from others out there that have "been there, done that". Lily is only eating about 3 times a day (always before she sleeps - before nap, before bed, and in the middle of the night). I nursed my oldest daughter, Hannah, until she was 16 months old. I weaned her much sooner than Lily, because I wasn't "enlightened" on AP philosophies back then (5 years ago). She weaned so easily. I am still enjoying nursing Lily, but I'm starting to feel like I'm going to be ready to end it in the near future...hopefully by the time she's 2 or 2 1/2 years old. I know a lot of people who nurse their children until they are 3, 4 or even 5, which I think is great...but, that's just not for me. Plus, there are some personal reasons why I would like to stop soon. Anyways, Lily is now at a stage where she asks for "ilk"...she demands it, actually. When I'm ready, I think I am going to have my husband put Lily to bed and handle her in the middle of the night, which could help with weaning...but, will it be gentle? She does great at night for him...no crying...but, we've never attempted the middle of the night. She is very attached to her mama! :-) Anyways, I have no idea how I would wean her from eating right before her nap, because my husband, obviously, isn't home. I am interested in hearing everyone else's weaning stories. What worked? What didn't work? I appreciate any advice you all have.
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Weaning...what are your experiences?