Probably sounds like a silly question but I don't know many who have nursed a baby to 12 months and most people I know think it's weird (whatever) to nurse past 12 months. I really, really, really want to nurse to at least 2 years old but I'm curious how things will change as he gets older. I realize he's not going to turn 1 and the next day be different, but what are the differences in older babies who nurse?
Do their needs change at 1? Do you still feed on demand or try to wean from feeding on demand? Do you still nurse to sleep or is it bad as they get older? It seems like I remember reading in the pumping section that some moms stop pumping after a year but nurse still. If you do, what does DC do when you're gone? If you nurse past 1 year, is it really THAT important for them to know how to use a sippy cup by a year? I guess I don't see the point since he will just nurse instead of getting milk in a sippy.....though I do realize it's a skill he eventually needs to learn.
DS will be 8 months old next week and I'm just curious how things will change over the next several months. I can't believe we've made it this far!!!!! It was soooo hard in the beginning!!!!!!!!