Re: New to the idea of EBF
I always set short-term goals for nursing, and our bfing relationship sort of grew with us. I never imagined myself nursing a toddler, so I can't imagine how DH felt when I told him I didn't plan on weaning as I'd originally intended. But now I can't imagine NOT still nursing.
When my DH suggested I wean her at about 9 or 10 months, we got into a huge argument. He was just freaked out because a friend of his made a comment about me nursing, and he was responding to that. Once I explained the great benefits of nursing beyond a year and the fact that we didn't have to publicize that I still nurse her, it wasn't a big deal. In fact, he hasn't mentioned weaning since.
Oh, and it didn't hurt that I'm the one who has always gotten up with our LO at night since I'm nursing and that's how she falls back to sleep. I told my DH that if I couldn't nurse her, he'd have to figure out how to get her to sleep every night himself.
Bee- proud mama to Maggie, 6/12/06 and Maya, 10/15/08