I'm new at nursing beyond infancy. My baby is a toddler now (still can't believe it lol). He is 16mo and we're still nursing strong. The problem is he has always been on the smaller side of the curve, as far as his height and weight goes. In fact both of my kids are, anyway, people often comment on how small he is to be walking, specially close friends and family. When they find out that I'm still nursing him I get bombarded with "that's why!" That drives me nuts. Forget that both dh and I are small and skinny. Everyone has told me to wean him, our ped included (I am switching ped since then). So I guess I'm looking for some advice and encouragement. I mean I know there's benefit in nursing beyond infancy and I love nursing him. Besides, he also LOVES food, always has since the time he was introduced to it. I love nursing him and I really don't think my bm is the reason he's still small. I've already cried over this trying to defend it in front of my family and friends.
I apologize if my post is all over the place. Any advice is very welcomed and what exactly happens to bm after infancy? I imagine it changes to suit the child's need but I could be wrong. Anyway thanks for reading and I guess I'm off to research as well.