Or is this just one of those "you'll know what to do when you get there" kind of things?
I had a stupid dietician going on and on about how he should be eating from the table by a year - blah blah blah. He eats from the table already - he eats everything in whatever quantity he wants as long as it isn't an allergy risk (DS is 10.5 months).
Anyway, I realized that during his second year (not AT a year like people seem to push for!!!!) he's going to really be getting most/all of his nutrition from sources other than me. I mean, I'm not going to push it. I don't want to make meals and eating well a battle when I don't have to! If he continues to nurse quite a bit, fine. If not, that's ok too -- I figure people use cow's milk as part of their 12-24m/o's nutrition....and my milk is way better for DS, so whatever.
But when the heck do I stop offering the breast? When he can ask for it clearly? Right now he only signs "milk" while he's nursing - otherwise he gets cranky and I ask if he wants milk and he either ignores me ("no") or throws his face at my chest ("YES!") or he just starts trying to nurse through my shirt. So, he asks in his own ways I guess. But...when do I just flat out stop offering?
B, happily married to M. Mother to two boys: B (3/08) and A (9/10)