User - posted on 07/25/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
My son is 15 months and is still a very avid nurser with about 6-8 times a day. We've been struggling since I didn't go back to work when LO was born. Now, I'm ready to get back out there and help my family but I'm also very nervous. For one, my son is only use to me. We live in AK and all our family is in AZ. So it's just me and hubby. He will only go down for his nap/bed if I put him down (although, once in a while Dad can put him down). It's all because he still nurses. He needs to when he's going to sleep which I don't mind. I want to nurse him till at least 24 months. BUT we also really need another income. Not to mention, I'm kind of looking forward to working again. I've always been a full-time worker and being home for over a year has been wonderful with my son but I'm starting to go a little crazy, lol! Any advice? My family says I need to wean him and they have been saying since he hit 12 months but I really don't want to do that. Not to mention I feel like a completely horrible mom for even considering going back to work and looking forward to it :( TIA!