Leslie - posted on 01/11/2011 ( 28 moms have responded )
My son is 10 months old. I plan to nurse to a year but then I am considering wiening. We have had to work hard at BF. He was born with a heart condition that required open heart surgery and was not able to nurse till he was a week old. Even then he was weak so I had to nurse then pump and supplement. I had a really good period from 3-6 months where I didn't have to pump or supplement then my supply dropped. I went to the BF clinic at our local Children's Hospital and thye helped me. I started taking Fenugreek and pumping again. My supply is back up but I"m barely getting by. I pump once before I go to bed and use that to supplement him the next day. I have loved BFing but I think by a year I will be ready to let it go. However part of me feels guilty b/c so much I read talks about letting the baby wien themselves. Any thoughts or encouragement?