Hi again Calli,
Sometimes I really feel like I'm travelling so blindly as far as the best thing to do for my son. I guess at the end of the day, he has so much love from mum and dad and family, that really that is the main thing so we can't go wrong!
I really enjoy breastfeeding. Especially those times when they smile at you while feeding or stroke you while they feed. I really love the close feeling. I always thought 12 months I'd stop too, but I'm not sure either, it's just so good for them and such an enjoyable experience.
I always joke with a friend of mine and say that when they're old enough to say it, they may be old enough to stop it. Now there's a story behind this. I used to work in a child care centre and there was this 3 year old boy who was still breastfed, which was fine, each to their own absolutely. Except that one day when his mum arrived to pick him up she sat down to feed him as she always did but this particular day he went running over to her yelling "titty, titty, titty", hmmmm, a bit much I thought!
That being said, I'm hoping I will just know when to stop, hoping Levi will show me some signs himself.
I think that once he begins to really eat like a toddler and drink cows milk, he will wean himself off.
I know that day will be really sad, but I guess at the same time, it may be nice to be able to do more during the day if I need to without being relied upon.
Good luck with your decision.
Laura DS July 03, DD Oct 05, DD Nov 08