Congrats with sticking with it this long! My son, almost 2 now, is still breastfeeding but only once a day in the morning. Up until about 16 months he was still nursing all night long, so I was ready to nighttime wean. When we would go to bed I would tell him he could have milk when the sun comes up. He woke up in the middle of the night for three months (yes, it took us a while!) but I would just tell him he could have milk when the sun comes up. That took care of the mid-night milks. Then came the task of weaning before bedtime. Again, I just told him that he could have milks in the morning, because the milks and mommy are really tired. It worked on the first shot! He hasn't asked for milk at nighttime since the first night I said that. We just make sure that he is pretty tired and mommy sings songs instead of milks. (Oh, and that's what I also did for mid-night weanings, sing instead of milks...he really liked that and never really cried much.) Now we are on to our morning weaning...I am 8 weeks pregnant, and my breasts are really sensitive. This seems to be our toughest transition, since we are still co-sleeping and as soon as he is wide awake and alert, he wants milk-as soon as the sun comes up! LOL.:-) The past week I have been nursing him just a little and then we will get up and get breakfast quickly. Hope that works...but I am also hoping as the baby grows that he will understand that the milks are now for the baby. ha!
Good Luck, and take your time. Try diff techniques and see which ones work best for you. It didnt work for us to sleep in diff rooms because my son just ended up crying himself to sleep. Not a big fan of that, so I had to try other techniques. Trial and error is usually your best bet. :-) Take care.
Idea: Maybe you could tell him that you have some special milk for him in the morning. And buy a container of milk with cartoons on it or something. OR some other kind of "treat" or "surprise" to have in the morning with breakfast. And tell him the boobie needs to go to sleep for now, so that it can make the special milk for you in the morning, but it's a surprise. LOL. Just thinking out loud. My son loves surprises.