Weaning a toddler can be a very emotionally and physically challenging process. Fortunately, there are several things that you can do to make this process successful, and as easy and comfortable as possible. To start, make sure that you are still prioritizing your health. Your little one might be less reliant upon you for nutrition, but the gradual drying up on your milk will invariably be accompanied by a number of hormonal changes that can be quite challenging. Eat well, get a sufficient amount of rest, stay hydrated, and engage in regular exercise to help moderate stress. For your little one, start offering new ways of providing comfort, and new ways of sharing intimacy. Hug your child often and offer reassuring words. While kids can be adamantly against weaning, they are often most afraid of losing the individualized attention and contact. This is especially true when the possibility of a new sibling is on the horizon.