Hi! I'm a first time mommy nursing my 8 month old daughter, Adella. I absolutely love the bonding/cuddling that nursing provides and I love knowing that I'm giving her the bestest thing in the world by nursing her. I would love love love to nurse her into toddlerhood and was just curious how common it is for a baby to self-wean at an early age. Does it really depend on the baby, or does it have more to do with parenting/nursing styles? I am a stay at home mommy who nurses on demand and I make myself very very available to her. We've started solids very slowly and she is still pretty much EBF. We don't co-sleep, but I go to her 2-3 times a night to nurse her. For the Mommies are or have nursed into toddlerhood and beyond, what would you say you did to protect your nursing relationship? Any suggestions would be great! She seems to really love nursing now, although she's in a very distractable stage right now (but that's normal and passes, right?). Do some babies just wean early, like a 12-18 months?
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4/5/09 at 9:22pm