Re: Weaned by 2....
with the PPs.
FWIW, I personally promise that nursing your LO will not make her less independent. Trust me. My big girl nursed until age 3 and she is the queen of "I will do it MYSELF!". And her preschool teachers always comment on how independent she is.
This is a situation where I feel like the burden of proof is on your DH. The benefits of nursing and extended nursing are clear and well-researched. If he wants to contend his point, let him find some research that backs him up. And good luck to him if he tries, because there isn't any.
ETA: that being said, if you decide to wean we'll help you with that. Sometimes couples must compromise even when one party is being completely unreasonable. But this is one area where you should not have to compromise!
ETA2: another thing to consider is just how different nursing a 2 year-old is from nursing a 1 year-old or even an 18 month-old. At a year, at 18 months, the baby is still so dependent on the breast and has no or very few manners. By age 2, the kid is generally nursing a lot less and you can teach them nice nursing manners- like no lifting mama's shirt in public!
Last edited by @llli*mommal; May 24th, 2011 at 05:05 PM.
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"