I've posted once before, in a newborn section when we were dealing with oversupply. That seems to have resolved on its own (well my son also turned 6 months and has a way easier time dealing with fast flow, he gets even slightly frustrated when it's a little slow!). My boy is now a little over 6 months old, probably somewhere around 7.5kg (2.5kg at birth) and is a chunky and happy little guy.
So we made it to 6 months, my goal is 1 year but more that I am thinking about it, the more I would like to continue beyond that. However, my husband is not entirely sure, mostly because 'we already decided we'll go on for a year'. I just want to let my son decide when it's time to call it quits.
We are also planning another pregnancy after he turns 1, so I am guessing he'll most likely wean then (or not... zero experience there but from what I read, there is a chance). He's not exactly a comfort nurser, he's done after 5 minutes these days and won't really take a boob unless he's hungry. And that is often, every 1.5h to 2h (he does go 3h to 4h stretches during the night).
Generally speaking I am more of a shy person and while breastfeeding in public is going okay (due to some practice) but it is very hard for me to take comments such as: "When are you planning on weaning him?', 'Isn't he supposed to be eating more solids by now?', 'You are planning to breastfeed him for a year?!'.
Everytime I remind myself that only my son matters and that this is the best nutrition for him that he'll ever get.
We are also doing baby led weaning and it's so adorable to watch him chew on a piece of broccoli (he does chew!) or suck on some tomatoes. My mom thinks I am doing him a great disservice, that I should puree everything (I do puree foods like peas) and spoon feed him. She even got me a baby blender... Mostly just to make me feel guilty afterwards when I go and try to do things my way.
Another thing that is making me feel exhausted at this point is night time wakings. 11.30, 2.30, 5.30... The problem is solely on my side, since I ahve a mild form of insomnia at this point. Any suggestions how to fall back asleep? I have stopped looking at the clock but I do need to use the bathroom after every feeding and take a glass of water (in that order.. kind of a ritual). Feeding him still makes me quite hungry and co-sleeping just isn't a good solution for me. We've tried it, I am too nervous to fall asleep next to him cause I fear he'll fall out of bed (can't push the bed towards the wall), get under the blanket and stop breathing, I'll roll on top of him etc.
Again I hear all the time that at this point he should be sleeping through the night. Everyone seems to have these mythical babies that sleep from 7pm till 7am .. and no one is tired. I have read many topics here about this and feel quite reassured.
Anyway, sorry for this disjointed post, I have a lot on my mind these days. Today we have an appointment at the pediatrician (regular checkup) and fysiotherapy in the afternoon (he had a little high muscle tone, very much improved) and everything seems quite a lot to take in at the moment. Add to that mixture the fact that my family lives 600miles away and my social circle isn't very big and you can imagine it gets quite busy inside my head sometimes.
Thanks for listening.