Re: Self weaning possible for 1 y/o?
It's awesome that you kept offering despite your baby's apparent lack of interest! I know it's not easy when you want the baby to nurse and the baby has other things she'd rather be doing. Don't feel like you were "forcing" her to nurse- you can't force a breastfed baby to nurse! You can only offer- and then it's up to baby whether she nurses or not.
At a year, you can definitely go down to just 4-5 nursing sessions per day. Think of all the babies who are completely weaned by or even before a year- I think you're fine to follow your LO's lead at this point! And maybe once breastfeeding is less stressful for both of you, she'll suddenly decide that she wants to nurse more, after all.
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