I guess this is a little complicated, and I know each baby is different, but I'm hoping someone has some relevant experience or knows of some good resources relevant to this.
My DD is 12 months old and we are still nursing. She has been nursing about 6+ times during the day, and eating a meal for lunch in dinner. Lately she has been harder to nurse during the days unless she is going down for a nap (still naps twice a day). I would have no problem letting her naturally wean, if that's what she wants, except there are several complicating factors:
1.) What she eats in the way of solids cannot be called a meal. She picks at her food (only does finger food) and I would be shocked if she ever got more than an ounce (hard to measure) in despite my best efforts.
2.) Because of reflux problems we've had on-going complications introducing dairy. I feel uncomfortable letting her drop feedings of nutritious breastmilk when she doesn't have dairy to replace it.
If I let her have her way I feel like she would nurse upon waking up, before her two naps, before bed and then during the night some. Would those feedings be enough with her small solid food intake that doesn't include dairy?
Sorry for the really long complicated message... if anyone has any advice or resources I'd so very much appreciate it...