Have Dad Step in More
Oftentimes, little ones associate the presence of mom with feeding time, especially when she is breastfeeding. Her presence as well as her smell can trigger a baby’s desire to breastfeed, making it that much harder to wean.
Instead of mom being the only one to take on this task of weaning, it is better for dad to step in a bit more.
If your baby wants to nurse whenever they see you around at a certain time, arrange for someone else to care for them during this period. It could simply be that dad offers a snack or takes the child outside to play instead.
Once your baby is used to idea of not getting the breast from mom, you’ll be able to start offering these snacks on your own when necessary without your baby always wanting to nurse when you’re around.