I have friends who swear that their babies really were just done nursing at 12 months. I find this very hard to believe. Nursing isn't just like a switch you can throw off. These babies weren't ill or anything. I do know most of the mothers were eager to get their LOs to sleep long stretches of the night early on. I just can't wrap my mind around this. When I talk about DD1 nursing til she was 19 months and how I want to nurse DD2 at least that long, they just don't get it. They think I wasn't feeding enough solids at 12 months. One friend even attributed some developmental delays in DD1 to so much nursing her second 6 months of life.
I also am just curious. How do these babies do this?? Even a baby who is not mothered with nursing wants to nurse still, I would think, and there's nothing magic about the age 12 months. Are these mothers not nursing their LOs enough the second 6 months? Are they replacing what should be nursing with solids?
I'm just a little fed up hearing them kinda patronize me when I lament my striking baby and how I want to nurse her into toddlerhood. They tell me it's "natural" for them to want to nurse less, and that's prolly what she's doing. I KNOW better!!