Not sure if that is the right word to describe it. DS is 13 months old. Right around his first birthday, I was asked almost daily by friends and relatives if he was weaned or if I was going to wean him. I let them all know that we have been weaning slowly at his own pace, but we still are nursing frequently. He eats great and drinks some cows milk, but loves to nurse, and I love it to so we will continue this way as long as he likes. I'm so thrilled that he knows the sign for "nummies" and when I refer to it, he nuzzles into my chest and tries to move my shirt out of the way. It is the cure all for every boo boo, and is the only time he is not moving or getting into everything in site.
So, why doesn't anyone ever comment about how great it is, or how lucky a boy he is to have a Mom so in tune with him? He is so outgoing, good natured and content. I don't get it?
That is why we go to LLL Meetings and frequent these boards. We're so far and few and I wish it was more the norm.
I've had friends who bottle feed and wean their babies from the bottle at a year (the same time they are transitioning to whole milk) and tell me their toddlers refuse milk. I wonder why? I can see not putting the baby to bed with a bottle, but for comfort it is the same as nursing. So is a pacifier (which my 2 1/2 year old still finds comfort in when going to bed). Why are we in such a rush for our babies to grow up?