I have 3 girls, I nursed DD1 and DD2 for over 2 and a half years and tandem nursed in between. I am looking forward to a long nursing relationship with DD3.
Now, this is my fear, she is 5 mo, she seems to only nurse for hunger not comfort. She sucks her thumb when she gets too much milk at nap time or bed time, she even sucks her thumb in the middle of the night sometimes, instead of asking to nurse. Does this mean she will definitely self wean early? I am scared she'll get too busy to nurse once she starts solids I know I'm being very selfish here, she is my last baby and I really want to nurse her as much as I can. I know this is not about me but it makes me sad to think she'll be done too early, by hearing stories of babies who self wean before even the first year!!
Is there a way to prevent this? I obviously nurse on demand, but she is pretty independent
What do you think?