I have a 4 month old little girl who was very big at birth (11lb 11oz - just over 5kg) and I was told by pretty much everyone that I would struggle to breast feed such a big baby, although so far we are doing fine (thanks to the helpful advice of an LLL member when I was very despairing)! Once we had been exclusively breast feeding her for a while everyone started saying we would need to wean her early because she is so big. I want to hold off until 6 months but, having lurked on these forums a bit, it looks like quite a few people have left off weaning for longer than 6 months. I wondered if it really is likely she would need weaning early because of her size and whether I should even aim to start weaning at 6 months or should leave it longer provided she is happy feeding and gaining weight?
My forum lurking also made me wonder about co sleeping. We have never co slept with our little one, mainly because I am paranoid one of us will crush her or she will fall out of bed! She sleeps fine - she goes to sleep between 7pm and 8pm then generally wakes at around 5am for a feed, falls to sleep pretty easily (generally rolls around mumbling to herself quietly for 5 minutes until she drifts off) then wakes again at around 8am. I am worried I should have been co sleeping and let my nervousness about her safety stop her getting more comfort from sleeping next to me