Well, my amazing daughter will be 1 in February! We are still breastfeeding strong! Anyway, I have a few questions....
Background: I work 2 nights a week (7p-7a) and I don't pump enough some nights so she does get probably 8-12 ounces of formula a week. Other than that she gets expresed breastmilk from Daddy and she eats about 3 meals a day.
1) How can I prepare for the people that are going to give me a hard time about breastfeeding beyond a year? I am already getting the questions: "Aren't you done yet?" / "That just doesn't look right!" (Ok, thats not a question!)
2) You are supposed to start whole milk at 1 year, how would we go about doing this? She eats a good breakfast and dinner but isn't a big lunch kid. Should my husband give her milk in place of formula at night? Should I replace one BF for milk?
3) Is she BF too much? When I'm home she is still breast feeding right after waking up, after breaskfast, before nap, after lunch, before 2nd nap, before (or) after dinner, before bedtime, and usually once during the night. Usually this is only off of one side. Is she breastfeeding too much? That is 8 times in one day! Should I start cuttin back on some of this?
I am going to let her lead the way with our breasfeeding relationship, but I want to do the best for her also!
Thank you in advance for any information you can provide!