I forgot this board was here! My name is Ruth and I am nursing twin boys who just turned 14 months. One of the boys, Brian, is getting less and less interested in nursing. He's also become quite a biter. It makes me pretty nervous, although he still somehow thinks of it as a game and thankfully doesn't ever bite that hard (but it still hurts!). When he does bite me, I immediately pull him in so he can't breathe for a second and then put him in a pack n play while saying firmly 'no bite' and walk away for a few minutes. He is, of course, devastated by this (I really hate it, too), but he doesn't seem to get it. His latest trick is to bite and then pull back with my nipple in his mouth. I don't have time to pull him in before he lets go, but I still put him in the pnp with the 'no bite' talk.
Anyway, how do you know when it's time to wean? How can you tell if they're truly weaning or if this is possibly an extended nursing strike? I'm really sad to think that he might be done, but I certainly don't want to 'force' him if he doesn't need anymore (as if you could truly 'force' a baby to nurse! ha!).