Becca - posted on 07/15/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )
I am still breastfeeding my little boy, who will be 15 months old next week. To speak honestly, I am exhausted and feel a little bit that it's time to wean him. I'd also, as selfish as it sounds, would quite like to go for a meal alone with my partner without having to eat at 9pm when I've fed him, but him to bed, got ready and got to the restaurant! However, I am so attached to feeding him and he has never refused the breast. I work 30 hours a week, and in a way I feel like that it is 'our time'. I've heard of self weaning, but don't know a great deal about it, and I have also heard of Mums who get to 18 months and just say enough is enough. I'm looking for advice from both sides really so I can make my own mind up. I love him so much, so please don't think bad of me, and it's not the social prejudice I have issues with. I do feed in public with no qualms what so ever!
My little boy has NEVER HAD A BOTTLE, by the way... so feeding him the milk in a bottle isn't really possible. During the day he has plain water, and some whole milk from a flask type bottle (with a straw). He doesn't really like whole milk. He doesn't have juice. He eats well, and loves all fruit, veg and fish. He's not big on meat, but loves a tender roast chicken ;o), mince beef and liver. I'm just trying to give you information about his diet really. He eats cheese, and yoghurt, and has porridge or museli from the plum range for his breakfasts. He also eats granary bread and doesn't eat a lot of white bread.
Thankyou so much. I'm so stuck on what to do! Becca x