Our daughter is nearly 7 months old, was EBF from 2-6 months after a rocky start, and continues to nurse enthusiastically since starting solids (has actually started refusing bottles when I'm at work). It's been very rough at times, but it's one of the best things I've ever done and it's super rewarding to see how my baby is thriving.
My husband knows BFing is the best thing for the baby and has been supportive in many ways, but has always seemed to have mixed feelings about it--thinks it can be a hassle somehow, once said that he would prefer our next child to be "more of a hybrid" of breast & formula-fed, etc.
This morning I was nursing the baby while the three of us were still in bed. DH said, "When she turns one I want to have a wean party." I asked him why he felt that way (and was upset, so I think my reaction may have partially escalated the rest of the convo). He said she should be weaned after 1 or 1 1/2. Then he pretended to be half asleep and started mumbling a bunch of things like, "so we can have more flexibility in our lives..." "after one they can have whole milk," and "you'll have more time on your hands." I asked him what he meant by that, pointing out he wasn't breastfeeding himself, and he said "but I'm the one who has to deal with the consequences." I asked him what he meant by "the consequences" and he pretty much shut down, but not before the kicker: "after one [BFing] is more of a thrill for the mother."
That made me SO ANGRY and the rest of the conversation was really not constructive.
I've shared lots of info on BFing with him and I think once we actually get to a year it won't seem like as much of an issue anymore. But it makes me sad and upset that he feels this way.
Just venting and wondering if anyone else has dealt with this.