I know, I know... I am happy that my 2 friends with babies nursed their babies for over a year, but today I just talked to one who just found out she's pregnant again and she told me she stopped nursing her son cold turkey last week... my heart actually hurt when she told me, is that bizarre?
The usual explanation that he was nursing all the time etc. I went through that with Dante 1 and a half years ago, so yes, I know it can be hard. But what is it that made me keep going and her stop? I wish I knew so I didn't feel so judgemental.
I should be happy they nursed at all, right? But I actually just expect now that all babies should be nursed if mom is physically able to... and I find that I expect everyone who does nurse to all nurse for a minimum of 2 years, because, hey, why wouldn't you?
Man, this is such a vent...sorry!
I'm not really expecting any answers here, but I think I just needed to let all this out because I think I'm hanging out with her tonight and I need to be happy and not let her know that I'm disappointed that she stopped nursing, especially cold turkey without even bothering to night-wean or anything like that which might have made nursing less stressful for her.
Okay, I'm stopping now - sufficently out of my system, I think!