So...I have been thinking as we are fighting nursing again...Haylee gets crabby when she is hungry. The only times she gets crabby are when she is hungry or tired (most of the time...on a few occasions now she wakeds up cranky and has a bad day, but in general...). So, some days she will get fussy, and acts hungry. I know that we are supposed to offer to nurse before offerring solids, but sometimes it is extremely difficult to get her to nurse...she acts like she doesn't even want to nurse. But, I put her down and then try again in a few minutes. Sometimes its just a battle to get to the point of a letdown and then once the milk comes she will eat, verociously until full, and then go off to play again. I know if I gave her solids to eat, she would eat those, because she could continue to interact/play/look around.
My question is...should I still be "forcing" her to eat bm? What about in a few months, when she is closer to age 1? Is she going to nurse much past that during the day? I really want to nurse until 2 but I wonder if that is my goal and if I really let her wean at this point, she might just end up weaning on her own sometime in the near future. I have been thinking about this a lot lately! What does everyone think?