As my toddler is beginning to wean, sometimes that results in us having less snuggle time. Usually, nursing was out snuggle time, but now she is nursing less, this means we cuddle less. Not enough bonding time always results in a grouchy day for both of us. I make a conscious effort to snuggle throughout the day, while reading, singing, telling stories, or watching tv together and we are both much happier. Weaning can upset and sadden the mother AND child no matter what the age and this is normal. There can sometimes even be a mourning period. I can see how this time could cause my daughter and I to drift apart a little, but instead I'm making sure we strengthen our bond instead. Though our bond is always changing, I want to do all I can to make sure we stay close. And even though I feel anxious sometimes to be done with nursing, I'm trying to treasure these moments, because I never know when the very last time will be.
Ok, this might be a more realistic picture of toddler nursing. ;)