my DS is just over a year old. I have been nursing him exclusively until about a month ago when he just did not seem happy when we would finish both breasts. So I would give him water in a sippy cup. I have since also given him some cows milk in a sippy cup. He gulps this down like he is starving.
So I have more regularly been giving him cows milk during the day with meals and then in the morning and at night I nurse him. I think it is more for comfort especially at night to calm down and go to sleep. Especially this week, he is sick and seems to be happy to nurse more often.
I am ok with this schedule and the way things are. My question is how long do I do this? Until he does not show interest in the time or two per day? My goal was 18 months, if it is before then I am ok with that. I only BF my first until 5 months when I had surgery to remove my gallbadder and did not seek out help with getting my milk supply back up. I know better and was prepared to get help the second time around should I need to. I did much better with the second and loved knowing I had LLL to help out if I needed them!
So for those of you with 1 year olds or even a little older 18 months, if you are still nursing how is that going, how often, are you giving them other things?