I'm just curious as to what the benefits are of nursing over 1 year.
Also, I wonder if I continue nursing for my daughter or more for myself. I still nurse her once early morning, again after she wakes up for the day, in the afternoon and then before bed. I LOVE IT! I know that I have been so blessed! None of my friends have ever been able to nurse this long. I know it has kept my baby healthy (she has only had 2 fevers and 1 ear ache). She has been in daycare since 3 months. I am a full time working mama and am so proud of my commitment to her. However, I'm not sure that she still "needs" it. I could stop going on my lunch break but I just can't bring myself to stop. She now drinks soy milk as well now.
Before she was born I made the commitment for and prayed for 1 year. As it grew closer I thought "well, I"ll START weaning her at 1 year." As it grew even closer I thought, "well, maybe I"ll just nurse her in the mornings and nights." And here we are still doing the afore mentioned schedule. I now have this thought (that I haven't shared with anyone) that I will continue to nurse through this winter in hopes of protecting my baby against the many germs and illnesses that go around her daycare.
I look forward to AND mourn the day when we will not have this connection.