My daughter is 15 months old and I’m ready to wean her from breastfeeding, however I have no idea how to do it. My older daughter weaned herself at 17 months but she had a dummy and a comfort blanket to help her settle when she was upset and for sleep times etc. My 15 month old has never taken a dummy and no matter how hard I’ve tried, she has never taken to a comfort blanket. Her comfort things are breastfeeding and playing with my hair while feeding or snuggling. She still feeds during the night, however it’s more just a comfort suck and snuggle type of a feed. I know she doesn’t need to feed during the night, but I don’t know how to stop this. If she had a dummy this process would be so much easier. I’m not going to try and introduce a dummy now so I need to find a different solution.
Does anyone have any tips on weaning a very attached breastfeeding little girl?
And before anyone says anything about the benefits of prolonged breastfeeding or just keep going until she is ready to wean, I know all of the benefits. I’m ready to stop. I’m fine if she still has a feed in the morning when she walks up or at night bedore she goes to bed, I just really want to stop the all day feeding and the 2-3 she has during the night. I’m exhausted and need her to sleep through the night.