DD Annabelle 04/08/10 DD Gillian 09/29/11
Both of my kids self weaned. DS1 weaned about 9 months because I was pg with DD and he didn't like my milk after that, I guess hormones can change the taste. DD weaned at almost 16 months. I was going to try weaning at 18 months, but I knew she was slowing down and getting less interested. I guess with her it wasn't completely self weaning because I stopped offering and I refused her after bed time after her 1st b-day. I never refused her during the day though. I plan to do the same with Caleb. I don't think I'm comfortable going past 2 years, 18 months feels like enough to me. But honestly who knows at this point! He's my last so I may not want to stop!
I'm sorry your MIL is annoying about Sofia nursing. I just don't see how people can consider it their business. And I can't believe she's already thinking of taking her overnight! My DS will be 4 in March and I still don't let him spend the night with anyone, unless I'm busy giving birth to his sibling lol.
Yeah...we have my company holiday party on Friday and I told her that my mom is watching the kids since she lives across the street and I can easily get them when we get home. She kept insisting they spend the night with her and I explained its not possible with her nursing and with me working now, I miss them and don't really want them gone for a long time. We spoiled her by letting DS stay with her when he was a baby, but times have changed and she'll just have to get over it.
Last edited by jac81; 12-06-2011 at 10:09 AM.
DS - Stephen 7/5/06 (born 6 weeks early)
DD - Sophia 9/16/11 (born at 37 weeks, 6 days)
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12-18 months is ideal, but I will be opening a daycare center next summer and wont be able to take Aisley until she is 18 months old, so she will be giving pumped bottles while with the sitter.
Elijah Nolan 3-1-05
Hayden Dean 9-28-06
Aisley May 10-27-11
Nov Lurker I nursed my first about 13 months. I don't know that it was 100% self weaned but it was gentle, I just slowly dropped sessions and by 13 months he was only nursing before bed, one day I just tried laying him down w/o nursing and he had no issue and that was that. It was very natural for both of us. I also got preg shortly there after and it was nice not to be preg and nursing. I intend to nurse at least 12 months. I enjoy nursing but around the 13 month mark I was ready to have my body totally back, I hope to have an easy time hitting the 12 month mark and will play it by ear from there, if I can wean around then I probably will if he's really attached we'll do whatever works. My family is not super supportive of the whole nursing thing, I was a formula baby so it definitely kind of weirds my mom out but she doesn't say much. We do what's right for us and that's what matters to me
Evan 12/10/09 9lbs 5 and 1/4 oz 21.5"
Rory 12/2/11 10lbs 12oz and 23"
I will breastfeed until my son tells me he's done. My daughter stopped wanting to breastfeed at 7 months on the dot.
Callie Ruth *** June 4, 2008
Conor Brian *** October 4, 2011
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I bf'ed Zara until she was about 13/14 months which was around the time I got preg and I was so sad it was over. I'm assuming she self weaned bc of the change in taste but even so, she onli fed in the am and when she went to sleep.
As for ur MIL, she will get over it. No one in my fam has bf'ed so it was new to them with Zara and I had to stand up against a lot of criticism. But I kinda enjoyed her not being able to stay over/with MIL for 3+ hours since she was on the boob lol. Whoops! Did I say that hahaha