Sorry in advance for the TMI, but I don't know where else to turn.
First, I have a friend that is a nurse. We were at our daughters' volleyball game last Friday and she was teasing LO on how big he is (6 mo old and he weights 22 pounds). She was just joking around when she said....what are you feeding this kid? I replied that I am still breastfeeding. She looked shocked! Why...she asked. I said that I'm important to me, it's cheaper and he'll be so much healthier for it. My other 2 kids were breastfed and they are NEVER sick! She told me...you know, breastmilk only truly has benefits during the first 6 weeks of life and after that not so much. I wasn't sure how to respond.
Which leads me to my next issue. DH overheard this conversation. He isn't totally against my desire to BF, but he would like me to quit. Since LO was born, I have no sex drive and I attribute it to BFing and the need to share my body with someone other than DH. I love my DH, but I am just not interested in sex right now. And, it doesn't help that he shunned me during my whole pregnancy cuz "it freaked him out".
Any advice would be helpful. I would like to continue to BF until LO is 9-12 months, but feel like I don't have support in that decision. I don't know how to make him understand. And now, armed with the information "from a nurse" he's convinced that it's not necessary.
Thanks for you help in advance,