I am ready to wean Quinlan. Quinlan on the other hand, is not.
When Aidan was a year I started giving him warm milk in a bottle and gradually slowed the nursing.† He would take a bottle before bed and naps.† The only time he really nursed was when he was hurt or in the middle of the night.† When Quinlan was a year I tried to give him a bottle with warm milk.† He did not take kindly to either the bottle or the milk.† He is just starting to drink milk now at almost 20 months.
Most of the time when Quinlan wants to nurse during the day I can distract him with some other liquid. Sometimes the mommy guilt kicks in.† How can I not give him something that is good for him?† How can I do this without† the tantrums?† How can I do this without the guilt?† How will I survive the guilt of going away for the weekend in two weeks?† All good questions, no good answers.