My DD will be one this Sunday and I've been getting comments about weaning her since she was six months old. Obviously, I've been ignoring them, but now they come from my DH AND my parents, and it's starting to be hard on me. I never really gave a thought to WHEN I'd wean, I just figure I'd *try* to nurse for 2 months and then see. At the 2 month mark, it suddenly got super easy so I kept going. Since DD isn't a super enthusiastic eater, I figured it's good for her to keep getting mama's milk, for as long as she wants it.
I'm trying to find ways to tackle all the comments I've been getting, hopefully in a tactful way, but sometimes I just want to tell them to all go **** themselves, because they're not the ones feeding my DD.
My mother's concerns have to do with the loss of freedom (she chose not to nurse me because itwould have "robbed" her of her freedom). She also thinks that DD needs to find other ways to be soothed...My father is concerned that I'm not sleeping well because DD reverse-cycles and nurses a lot at night. My husband thinks that a) I'm babying DD and b) if I would just wean her, we could have our sex life back. Right.
what have your strategies been?