My DS is 4.5 months. My original "goal" was 6 months (This didnt mean I wanted to stop there, just prayed I made it) Now that BF is easy for me and I watch him love me...I'm going to let him self-wean. This is suprising to myself. I've come along way since I became pregnant.
I just wanted to say how much BF means to me, because it means so much to my son. I'm to the point where I feel FFing babies is almost abusive because they need us so much.(With the exception of those who can't of course) I have overwelming sadness when I hear Mothers say they'll "wean after the colostrum, because as long as they get that, its good." I could just cry. How could someone BF and look down at that angel and not see its not about the food only? Am I becoming a ratical or do others feel this way? Let me tell you, I work and Pump...and I HATE pumping...but would never stop.
I never thought I'd be a person to let my son self wean, since having him and nursing up till now, there's no question. But I'm very shy about telling this to anyone or NIP after he's a year. (My second goal was "a year", third "at least a year"...now, as of recently, I might be saying "when he's ready" -I look forward to the looks and harrassment from my MIL, let me tell you!)
Today at work I overheard someone say they heard a woman's daughter say "Mommy, I want a sip" and lift her mama's shirt. The person telling the story said "My God, I almost Gagged. Thats disgusting." I was FURIOUS! Drinking from a cow is not disgusting!?!??!! It gets me sick that I'll be viewed as a *freak*because Im a good mother.
On a guilty note: I remember hearing about LLL before I was even married and thinking, "yeah, thats a bit much to be BF at 3 years old, ect."
: So I know what others will be thinking when I decide to do this.
anyway...its late and I just need to vent and hear if anyone was once a *mainstream* BF-er and has switched to childled weaning when they saw how important it was to their DC.