My baby is nearly 11 months old and I nurse him 6 times a day. I also nurse him to sleep for his naps and at night. I'm getting a lot of criticism for this from all angles - the pediatrician and my mother-in-law amongst others. It has even been suggested to me that nursing such an 'old' baby so frequently could cause him to think of himself as the 'center of the universe' and cause him to become very 'demanding and difficult'. This past week I've been trying to cut down on daytime nursing and get him to sleep without nursing and it has been extremely distressing for both of us. I've decided that for now we're not ready to make any big changes, and I'm going to continue as I was before, but I'm feeling guilty and worried that my nursing style is bad for him. I'd love to have some other opinions on this. Thank you for your time.