Mindy - posted on 07/27/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )
My 16 month old daughter is a champion nurser and I am an amazing milk-maker. We are a great pair. She nurses throughout the night, to go to sleep at night and everyday at least at naptime and sometimes decides in the middle of the day to climb up in my lap and lays down and tries to pull my top up to nurse.
This, and her age, is causing my family and friends (who were previously supportive of bf) to start to question me about when I plan to wean her and making comments about her being too old.
Her frequent and adamant nursing has kept me tied closely to her (she NEVER took a bottle - she always refused) and has of course strengthened our bond in that special way. I would like some freedom to be able to go away overnight or have a drink without so much planning, but really, overall, I am content to let her nurse away. She is my third and last baby and I love our bf bond. I have no real need to have her weaned and she seems to have the strong desire to continue to nurse.
So basically I am resolved to let her self-wean when she is ready, but I was writing looking for some support from others who truly understand. Considering all the naysayers in our life, it would be nice to hear from some people who are encouraging. Thanks!