But I haven't. My son is almost 14 months old and I spent the whole summer toying with the idea of weaning him. My reasons were mostly that he's a pretty independent sort of kid who I didn't think would miss it all that much and my husband and I have a strong desire to have another child pretty soon (paternal age is a factor). But, I never really got around to it and we were travelling and then a particularly nasty set of teeth came in and . . .
yada yada yada
So, I started reading Mothering Your Nursing Toddler by Norma Jean B (something, I forget her last name) because I guess that's what I have now, a nursing toddler and now I'm all energized to let him nurse as long as he likes. The book really opened my eyes to how attachment parenting can work in the toddler years and how breastfeeding remains a pretty essential part of that relationship. Here I am in early fall counting my blessings that I didn't wean him on first impulse.
My question for those of you who are into your third and fourth year nursing is whether this ambivalence is common or if I just went through a rough patch where I kind of lost the faith? Should I expect to question the decision to keep nursing over and over again? I might sound like I'm making light of it here, but it was actually kind of a heart-wrenching struggle I went through.